obolos 5
26 June 2016
Webauction
A lovely 1/3 Siliqua of Justinian I
Lot 914
Justinian I, 527-565. 1/3 Siliqua (Silver, 16mm, 1.00 g 5), Constantinople, struck circa 536. Helmeted and draped bust of Roma to right Rev. R. Bendall, anonymous type 9. Vagi 3040. Toned as found. Striking crack visible on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 915
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.48 g 6), Constantinople, 492-507. D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG Helmeted, diademed 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. VICTORIA AVGGG H / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3. MIB 4. SB 3. Lustrous and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 916
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 492-507. D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG Helmeted, diademed 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. VICTORIA AVGGG Θ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3. MIB 4. SB 3. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 917
Justin I, 518-527. Semissis (Gold, 17mm, 2.23 g 6), Constantinople. D N IVSTINVS P P AVI Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / CONOB Victory seated right, inscribing shield set on knee; in field to left, star; in field to right, staurogram. DOC 3. MIB 4. SB 57. Flan slightly bent, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 918
Justin I, 518-527. Semissis (Gold, 18 mm, 2.20 g, 7 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINVS P P AVI Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / CONOB Victory seated right, inscribing shield set on knee; in field to left, star; in field to right, staurogram. DOC 3. MIB 4. SB 57. Flan slightly bent, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 919
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.30 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield with his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG Z / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross with right hand and globus cruciger in left; in field to right, star. DOC 7. MIB 22. SB 138. Some striking flatness on both sides, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 920
Justinian I, 527-565. Semissis (Gold, 19 mm, 2.16 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / CONOB Victory seated right, inscribing shield set on knee; in field to left, star; in field to right, staurogram. DOC 17. SB 143. Relatively good style for this issue. Some metal flaws on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 921
Justin I, 518-527. Tremissis (Gold, 17 mm, 1.51 g, 7 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINVS P P AVI Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM Victory advancing right, her head turned left, holding a wreath in her right hand and globus cruciger in her left; in field to right, star. DOC 4. MIB 5. SB 58. Flan slightly bent, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 922
Justin I, 518-527. Tremissis (Gold, 18 mm, 1.45 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINVS P P AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory seated right, inscribing shield set on knee; in field to left, star; in field to right, staurogram. DOC 19. MIB 19. SB 145. Flan slightly bent, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 923
Justinian I, 527-565. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.45 g, 8 h), Constantinople. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB Victory advancing 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. Flan slightly bent and with some scratches on obverse, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 924
Justinian I, 527-565. Follis (Bronze, 37 mm, 21.26 g, 7 h), Constantinople, RY 14 = 540/1. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVC Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; in field to right, cross. Rev. A / N / N / N / O - X / II / II / CON Large M; above, cross; below, A. DOC 39A. MIB 95A. SB 163. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 925
Justinian I, 527-565. Follis (Bronze, 43mm, 22.29 g 6), Nicomedia, RY 12 = 538/9. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVC Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; in field to right, cross. Rev. A / N / N / N / O - XII / NIKO Large M; above, cross; below, A. DOC 115a. MIB 113a. SB 201. Attractive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 926
Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. Solidus (Gold, 22mm, 4.37 g 7), Constantinople. d m TIb CONSTANT P P AVG Crowned bust of Tiberius facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG Γ / CONOB Cross potent on four steps. DOC 4. SB 422. A few minor scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 927
Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. Semissis (Gold, 20mm, 2.28 g 7), Constantinople. d m COSTANTINVS P P AVI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius to right. Rev. VICTOR TIBЄRI AЧς I Cross potent set on globe. DOC 5. MIB 7. SB 424. Struck on a broad flan. Some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 928
Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. Semissis (Gold, 19mm, 2.11 g 7), Constantinople. d m COSTANTINVS P P AI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right. Rev. ЧICTOR TIBERIЧS / CONOB Cross potent on circle. DOC 5. MIB 7. SB 424. Flan slightly bent, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 929
Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. Tremissis (Gold, 16mm, 1.49 g 6), Constantinople. d m COSTANTINVS P P AI Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius to right. Rev. ЧICTOR TIbЄRI AЧς Cross potent. DOC 7. MIB 9. SB 425. Flan slightly bent, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 930
Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople. d m COSTANTINVS P P AV Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius to right. Rev. VICTOR TIbЄRI AVς Cross potent. DOC 7. MIB 9. SB 425. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 931
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Solidus (Gold, 23mm, 4.40 g 6), Constantinople. d N mAVRC TIb P P AV Draped and cuirassed bust of Maurice facing, wearing diademed and plumed helmet and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVCC Z / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, christogram-topped cross in his right. DOC 5. SB 478. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 932
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.43 g 7), Constantinople. d N mAVRC TIb P P AVI Draped and cuirassed bust of Maurice facing, wearing diademed and plumed helmet and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVCC B / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, christogram-topped cross in his right. DOC 5. SB 478. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 933
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.51 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 583/4-602. D N TIbЄRI P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius to right. Rev. VICTOR mAVRI AVG / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 14. SB 488. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 934
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Follis (Bronze, 30mm, 11.66 g 6), Theoupolis (Antioch), RY 7 = 588/9. ΠITITNSIΛΓIΛPPΓ (some letters retrograde) Crowned bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa with his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in his left. Rev. A / N / N / O - II / U / tHEUP’ Large m; above, cross. DOC 155. SB 532. A lovely example struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 935
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Follis (Bronze, 29 mm, 11.76 g, 6 h), Theoupolis (Antioch), RY 7 = 588/9. ΠITNATS [...] P P V Crowned bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa with his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in his left. Rev. A / N / N / O - II / U / tHEUP’ Large m; above, cross. DOC 155. SB 532. Lovely reddish sand patina. Some areas of weak striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 936
Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.43 g 8), Constantinople. d N FOCAS PERP AVC Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown 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 7. SB 624. Some light scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 937
Phocas, 602-610. Tremissis (Gold, 17mm, 1.44 g 6), Constantinople, 603-607 (?). d N FOCAS PER AV Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas to right. Rev. VICTORI FOCAS AVI / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 19. MIB 27. SB 634. A particularly nice example. Some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A lovely Solidus of Heraclius
Lot 938
Heraclius, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.51 g 6), Constantinople, 610-613. dNN hERACLIЧS P P AVC Draped and cuirassed facing bust of Heraclius, wearing crown with plume and holding a cross in his right hand Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 3b. MIB 5. SB 731. Minor striking flatness, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 939
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.32 g, 7 h), Constantinople. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP AV Draped, and cuirassed busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine facing, wearing simple crown; cross in field above. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Є / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 14. SB 739. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 940
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.41 g 6), Constantinople. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP AV Draped, and cuirassed busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine facing, wearing simple crown; cross in field above. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Є / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 14. SB 739. Some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 941
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.45 g 6), Constantinople. dd NN hERACLIЧS ET hERA CONST PP AV Draped, and cuirassed busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine facing, wearing simple crown; cross in field above. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 14. SB 739. Some insignificant scratches on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 942
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.40 g 7), Constantinople. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP AVC Draped, and cuirassed busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine facing, wearing simple crown; cross in field above. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ S / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 14. SB 739. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
An extremely rare Solidus from an uncertain mint in the East
Lot 943
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.49 g 6), uncertain mint in the East, perhaps Alexandria, Jerusalem or Cyprus, circa 619-620. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP AV Crowned, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left larger and bearded, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right much smaller and beardless; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ S / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 8 var. MIB -. Cf. Nomos 9, 2014, 318. SB -. Cf. Triton V, 2002, 2274. An extremely rare variety. Some striking flatness on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 944
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.30 g 6), Constantinople, 632-635. Heraclonas, wearing cap with cross above, and Heraclius and Heraclius, both wearing crowns with crosses, standing facing, all holding globus crucigers in their right hands. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ ς / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; in field to right, Heraclian monogram. DOC Type 33. MIB 39. SB 758. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 945
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.45 g 6), Constantinople, year 9 = 635/6. Heraclonas, wearing cap with cross above, and Heraclius and Heraclius, both wearing crowns with crosses, standing facing, all holding globus crucigers in their right hands. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ H / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; to left, Heraclian monogram; to right, Θ. DOC 35b. MIB 41. SB 760. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 946
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.17 g 6), Constantinople, year 10 = 636/7. Heraclonas, wearing cap with cross above, and Heraclius and Heraclius, both wearing crowns with crosses, standing facing, all holding globus crucigers in their right hands. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Θ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; to left, Heraclian monogram; to right, I. DOC 36b. MIB 42. SB 761. Red deposits on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 947
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.50 g 6), Constantinople, year 12 = 638/9. Heraclonas, wearing cap with cross above, and Heraclius and Heraclius, both wearing crowns with crosses, standing facing, all holding globus crucigers in their right hands. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Δ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps; to left, Heraclian monogram; to right, B. DOC 41e. MIB 48. SB 767. Some striking flatness on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 948
Heraclius, 610-641. Tremissis (Gold, 17mm, 1.47 g 6), Constantinople, 610-613. dN hЄRACLIЧS PP AVC Draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius to right, wearing pearl-diadem. Rev. VICTORIA AVÇЧ S / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 53b. MIB 73a. SB 786. Lustrous and sharp. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 949
Heraclius, 610-641. Tremissis (Gold, 16mm, 1.50 g 6), Constantinople, 610-613. d N hЄRACLIЧS P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 53c. SB 786. Particularly well-struck. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 950
Heraclius, 610-641. Tremissis (Gold, 17mm, 1.40 g 6), Constantinople, 610-613. d N hЄRACLIЧS P P AVC Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 53c. SB 786. Minor striking flatness on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very rare ceremonial Miliaresion of Heraclius
Lot 951
Heraclius, 610-641. Miliaresion (Silver, 22mm, 3.67 g 6), Constantinople, 610-613. dN HERACL... Diademed and draped bust of Heraclius to right. Rev. Cross potent on base and two steps between two palm branches. DOC 55. MIB 128. SB. 788. Very rare. Spectacularly double- and flat-struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 952
Heraclius, 610-641. Follis (Bronze, 28 mm, 11.78 g, 6 h), Cyzicus, RY 2 = 611/2. d N hRACLI PERP AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing, holding cross in his right hand and shield with his left. Rev. A / N / N / O - II / KYZ Large M; above, cross. DOC 168a. MIB 184. SB 839. A nicely struck example with dark patina and attractive light sand deposits. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 953
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.47 g 6), Constantinople, 641-646. d N CONStANtINЧS P P AVς Crowned and draped bust of Constans facing, holding globus cruciger. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ Θ / CONOB Cross potent set on three steps. DOC 1. SB 938. Some striking flatness and scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 954
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.49 g 6), Constantinople, 651-654. d N CONSTANTINЧS P P AV Crowned and draped bust of Constans facing, with very long beard and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Θ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 19. MIB 23. SB 956. Some striking flatness and light scratches on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 955
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.36 g 7), Constantinople, 651-654. d N CONSTANTINЧS P P AU Crowned and draped bust of Constans facing, with very long beard and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Є / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 19e. MIB 23. SB 956. Some insignificant scratches on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 956
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.44 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 651-654. d N CONSTANTINЧS P P AU Crowned and draped bust of Constans facing, with very long beard and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Δ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 19d. MIB 23. SB 956. Light graffito on reverse, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 957
Constans II, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.39 g 7), Constantinople, 651-654. d N CONSTANTINЧS P P AUI Crowned and draped bust of Constans facing, with very long beard and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 19j. MIB 23. SB 956. Scratch on reverse, otherwise, Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 958
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.43 g 7), Constantinople, 654-659. d N CONSTANTINЧS C CONSTANTI Crowned, draped, and cuirassed busts of Constans and Constantine facing; cross above. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ S / CONOBI Cross potent on three steps. DOC 26. MIB 28. SB 960. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 959
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.45 g 7), Constantinople, circa 661-663. d N C AN Crowned, draped, and cuirassed busts of Constans and Constantine facing; cross above. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ B / CONOB Cross on globe between standing figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding globus cruciger. DOC 28. SB 962. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 960
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.47 g 7), Constantinople, circa 661-663. d N CONSTANS T Crowned, draped, and cuirassed busts of Constans and Constantine facing; cross above. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ S / CONOB Cross on globe between standing figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding globus cruciger. DOC 28. SB 962. Minor scratches on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 961
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.51 g 6), Constantinople, 661-663. d N CONSTANS 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; between them, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps between standing facing figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding globus cruciger. DOC 30. SB 964. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 962
Constans II, 641-668. Semissis (Gold, 18mm, 2.16 g 6), Constantinople, 641-666. d N CONSTANTINЧS T P P AV Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ ς Cross potent set upon globus. DOC 44. MIB 50. SB 983. Some striking flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 963
Constans II, 641-668. Semissis (Gold, 18mm, 2.20 g 6), Constantinople, 641-666. d N CONSTANTINЧS T P P AV' Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ ς Cross potent on globus. DOC 44. MIB 50. SB 983. Some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 964
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius, 641-668. Hexagram (Silver, 23mm, 6.66 g 7), Constantinople, 659-668. Draped facing busts of Constans II, wearing plumed helmet, and Constantine IV, wearing crown; above, cross Rev. dEЧ [S ADIЧTA ROmANIS] Cross potent set on globe above three steps; crowned and draped figures of Heraclius and Tiberius standing facing to either side, each holding globus cruciger. DOC 57. MIB 152. SB 998. Striking flatness on both sides, , very fine.
Hammer Price: 166 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 965
Constans II, 641-668. 40 Nummia (Bronze, 22mm, 3.73 g 7), Constantinople, year 2 = 642/3. EN TƔTO NIKA Constans standing facing, wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long cross with globe on the shaft in his right. Rev. Large m between ANA and NEO Ϟ; above, cross; in exergue, AL. DOC 63. MIB 162. SB 1000. A clear and sharp example with a lovely patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An extremely fine Solidus of Constantine IV, with Heraclius and Tiberius
Lot 966
Constantine IV Pogonatus, with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.44 g 7), Constantinople, 668-673. d N COITANЧS P Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing slightly right, holding spear over his right shoulder and shield. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ B / CONOB Cross potent on three steps; at sides, Heraclius and Tiberius standing facing, each holding globus cruciger in right hand. DOC 6. MIB 4. SB 1153. A lovely and sharply struck example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 967
Constantine IV Pogonatus, with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.34 g 6), Constantinople, 681-685. d N CON NЧS P P Helmeted bust of Constantine facing slightly right, holding spear and shield; helmet with crest and plume. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ N / CONOB Cross potent set on three steps; Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding long cross, standing facing on either side. DOC 10. SB 1156. Nicely toned and struck. Reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A very rare Follis of Constantine IV, with Heraclius and Tiberius
Lot 968
Constantine IV Pogonatus, with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-685. Follis (Bronze, 35 mm, 18.03 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 668-673. d N CONStANtINЧS P P AЧ Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield with horseman and enemy motif. Rev. Large M between the facing and standing figures or Heraclius and Tiberius; above, cross and below, A; in exergue, CON. DOC 28. MIB 77. SB 1173. Very rare. A particularly nice piece with a most attractive dark patina. Reverse slightly double struck, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 969
Constantine IV Pogonatus, with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-685. Follis (Bronze, 37mm, 19.09 g 7), Constantinople, 669-673. [d N CONStANtIN]ЧS P P Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield with horseman and enemy motif. Rev. Large M between the facing and standing figures or Heraclius and Tiberius; above, cross and below, Γ; in exergue, [CON]. DOC 28. MIB 77. SB 1173. Very rare and with a fine portrait. Some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 970
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Follis (Bronze, 37mm, 18.15 g 6), Constantinople, RY 31 = 683-684. [d N CONStANtIN]ЧS P P Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield with horseman and enemy motif. Rev. A / N / N / O – X / X / XI Large M surmounted by cross; beneath, E; in exergue, CON. DOC 32. MIB 81. SB 1177. Rare and with a lovely dark patina. Obverse slightly double struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 971
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.24 g 7), Constantinople, 692-695. IhS CRISTЧS REX REGNANTIЧM 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] 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 7. MIB 8. SB 1248. Attractive and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 972
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.47 g 7), Constantinople, 692-695. IhS ChS REX REGNANTIЧM 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 N IЧSTINIANЧS SERЧ ChRISTI I 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 7. MIB 8. SB 1248. Obverse struck off center and with some striking flatness. Minor edge nick, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 973
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Tremissis (Gold, 17mm, 1.45 g 6), Constantinople, 692-695. IhS ChS REX REGNANTIЧM 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 N IЧSTINIANЧS SERЧ CRISTI 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 14. MIB 16. SB 1256. Some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 974
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Follis of 40 Nummi (Bronze, 21x23mm, 4.10 g 6), Syracuse, c. 693-694. Justinian II, in military dress, standing facing, holding spear in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. Rev. CVPA - KOVCI to left and right of large M; above, monogram; below, SCL. Anastasi 277a. DOC 61. MIB 71. SB 1301. Spahr 225. A nice example, with a sharply struck obverse on a square flan and with an attractive olive-green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 975
Leontius, 695-698. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.32 g 6), Constantinople. D LEON PE AV Crowned facing bust of Leontius, wearing loros, holding mappa in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1. MIB 1. SB 1330. Some striking flatness on both sides, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 976
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.41 g 6), Constantinople. D tIbERIЧS PE AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius III facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1f. MIB 1. SB 1360. Attractive and clear. Insignificant scratches in field, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 977
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.39 g 6), Constantinople. d tIbЄRIЧS PЄ AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ Θ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1. MIB 1. SB 1360. An excellent, sharp example. Some minor striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
A wonderful Solidus of Justinian II
Lot 978
Justinian II, Second reign, 705-711. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.44 g 6), Constantinople, 705. d N IhS ChS REX REGNANTIUM Draped bust of Christ facing, with cross behind his head and with curly hair and a short beard; he holds a book of Gospels in his left hand and raises his right in benediction. Rev. dN IUS-TINIA - NUS MULTUS AN’ Crowned facing bust of Justinian II, wearing loros and holding cross potent on three steps in his right hand and a patriarchal cross on a globe inscribed PAX in his left. DOC 1. MIB 1. SB 1413. A wonderful, sharp and well-struck example. Very minor striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 979
Leo III the "Isaurian", 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.46 g 6), Constantinople, 717-720. dND LEO - N P A MUL Crowned and bearded bust of Leo III facing, holding cross on globe and akakia. Rev. VICTORIA AVGU Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1 (this officina not listed). MIB 1. SB 1502. With a fine portrait. Minor areas of flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 980
Leo III the "Isaurian", 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.41 g 6), Constantinople, 717-720. d N D LEON P A MUL Crowned and bearded bust of Leo III facing, holding cross on globe and akakia. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1. MIB 1. SB 1502. A lovely example. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 981
Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V, 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.13 g 6), Constantinople, c. 741-751. d LЄON P A MЧL Crowned bust of Leo facing, wearing chlamys and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand and an akakia in his left. Rev. d N CONSTANTINЧΘC Crowned bust of Constantine facing, wearing chlamys and holding a cross potent on base in his right hand and an akakia in his left. DOC 1. SB 1550. Two minor nicks on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 982
Leo IV the Khazar, with Constantine VI, 775-780. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.43 g 6), Constantinople, 776-778. [LEOnVS SEgg] COnSTAnTInOS OnEOS 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. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 983
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.39 g 6), Constantinople, 803-811. ҺICIFOROS ЬASILЄ Crowned and draped facing bust of Nicephorus, holding cross potent in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. STAVRACIS dЄSPO'X Facing bust of Stauracius, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in his left.. DOC 2c. SB 1604. A most attractive example. Some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 984
Michael I Rhangabe, with Theophylactus, 811-813. Miliaresion (Silver, 22mm, 2.10 g 12), Constantinople. +mIXA / HLS ΘЄOFV / LACTЄЄCΘ / bASILIS RO / mAIOh within a triple border of dots. Rev. IhS ЧS XRIS – tЧS hICA Cross potent on base and three steps within a triple border of dots. DOC 3. SB 1616. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 985
Leo V the Armenian, with Constantine, 813-820. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.40 g 6), Constantinople, 813-820. LЄOn bASILЄЧ' Facing bust of Leo, wearing crown with cross on circlet and chlamys, holding cross potent on base and akakia. Rev. COnSTAnT' dЄSP'Є Facing bust of Constantine, wearing crown with cross and loros, holding globus cruciger and akakia. DOC 2. SB 1627. A sharply struck example. Scratch on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
A beautiful Solidus of Basil I, with Constantine
Lot 986
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine, 867-886. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.45 g 6), Constantinople, c. 871-886. IhS XRS REX - REGNANTIUM (five-pointed star) Christ, nimbate, seated facing, wearing chiton, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of gospels in his left. Rev. bASILIOS ET CONSTANT' AVGG‘ b’ Crowned facing busts of Basil, with short beard and loros, and Constantine, beardless and wearing chlamys; holding, in their right hands, patriarchal cross between them . DOC 2c. SB 1704. Clear and attractive. A few very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 987
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 945-959. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIЧm Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with three pellets in the arms, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospel book in his left. Rev. COnSTAnT CЄ ROmAn' AЧGG bR Crowned facing busts of Constantine, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Romanus, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross. DOC 15. SB 1751. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 988
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.31 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 945-959. +IhS XPS RЄX RЄςNANTIЧM Nimbate bust of Christ facing, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction; Book of Gospels in left hand. Rev. COhStAnt CЄ ROmAh AЧςς b R’ Crowned busts of Constantinus VII in loros on left and Romanus I in chlamys on right, together holding a patriarchal cross on globe. DOC 15. SB 1751. An attractive and well-centered example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 989
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon (Gold, 24mm, 4.19 g 6), Constantinople, 1019-1025. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; crescents in upper quarters of nimbus. Rev. +bASIL C CONStANTI bR Crowned half-length busts of Basil, wearing loros, and Constantine, wearing chlamys, holding long, plain cross between them. DOC 6. SB 1800. Holed, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 990
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon (Gold, 24mm, 4.43 g 7), Constantinople, 1019-1025. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; crescents in upper quarters of nimbus. Rev. +bASIL C CONStANTI bR Crowned half-length busts of Basil, wearing loros, and Constantine, wearing chlamys, holding long, plain cross between them. DOC 6. SB 1800. Some scratches on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 991
Romanus III Argyrus, 1028-1034. Histamenon (Gold, 24 mm, 4.40 g, 7 h), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX REςNANTIhm Christ enthroned facing, with crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing and holding book of Gospels. Rev. ΘCE bOHΘ MΘ RωmAnω Romanus on left, wearing loros, standing facing and holding globus cruciger; on right, Virgin Mary, veiled and nimbate, standing facing and crowning the Emperor with her right hand. DOC 1. SB 1819. An attractive example with an excellent obverse. Some minor deposits on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine/very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 992
Romanus III Argyrus, 1028-1034. Histamenon (Gold, 24mm, 4.43 g 6), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX REςNANTIhm Christ enthroned facing, with crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing and holding book of Gospels. Rev. ΘCE bOHΘ MΘ RωmAnω Romanus on left, wearing loros, standing facing and holding globus cruciger; on right, Virgin Mary, veiled and nimbate, standing facing and crowning the Emperor with her right hand. DOC 1. SB 1819. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die and a few scratches on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 993
Michael IV the Paphlagonian, 1034-1041. Histamenon (Gold, 26 mm, 4.41 g, 7 h), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX REςNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, right hand raised in benediction and left hand holding book. Rev. +mIXAHL bASILEЧS Rm Bust of Michael facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger with his left; above to left, Manus Dei. DOC 1. Sear 1824. Attractive. Minor bangs in fields, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 994
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 26mm, 4.34 g 6), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhm Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, with cross nimbus with crescent in each upper quarter, right hand raised in benediction and left hand holding book. Rev. +CωhSTATI bASILEЧS RM Crowned facing bust of Constantine IX, wearing collar piece and loros, and holding a cross-tipped scepter in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. DOC 3. SB 1830. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 995
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 27mm, 4.40 g 6), Constantinople. +IhC XIC RCX RCSnAnTIhm Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, with cross nimbus with crescent in each upper quarter, right hand raised in benediction and left hand holding book. Rev. +CωhtSATh bASILCЧS Rm Bust of Constantine facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia, holding scepter ending in leaved cross in his right hand and globus surmounted by a cross resting on a crescent in his left. DOC 3. SB 1830. Struck on a particularly broad flan and with an excellent bust of Constantine. Scratch on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 996
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 26mm, 4.31 g 6), Constantinople. +IhS IXS REX REGNANThIm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising hand in benediction, holding Gospels. Rev. +KѠN RACΛ O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with pellet on shaft, and globus cruciger. DOC 1. SB 1847. Nicely toned. Minor die flaw on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 997
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 25 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhS IXS REX REGNANThIm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising hand in benediction, holding Gospels. Rev. +KѠN RACΛI O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with pellet on shaft, and globus cruciger. DOC 1. SB 1847. Obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 998
Eudocia, with Michael VII and Constantius, 1067. Histamenon (Gold, 28mm, 4.37 g 6), Constantinople. +IҺS XIS RЄX RЄςNANTIҺm Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing. Rev. +MIX ЄVΔK ΚωNS Eudocia, holding jeweled scepter in her right hand, standing facing on footstool, flanked by her sons Michael and Constantius, each holding globus cruciger and akakia. DOC 1. SB 1859. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 999
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Histamenon (Silver, 27 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; in field, IC - XC. Rev. +MIX AHΛ RACIΛOΔ Crowned bust of Michael facing, wearing loros and holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2. SB 1868. Reverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1000
Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 32 mm, 4.25 g, 6 h), Constantinople. Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne; in upper field, IC - XC. Rev. +NIKHΦΔECΠ TωPOTANIAT Constantine standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger; saltire cross on shaft, five pellets in loros end, droplet below globus cruciger. DOC 3. SB 1881. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1001
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Hyperpyron (Gold, 28mm, 4.26 g 6), Thessalonica, circa 1132. KERO HΘEI Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; in upper field, IC - XC. Rev. Iω / TO / P [...] Γ John standing facing, holding labarum with his right hand and akakia with his left, being crowned by the virgin standing to right; above, Θ. DOC 5 and SB 1948 var. (differing obverse legend). A rare variety. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 1002
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27mm, 4.21 g 6), Thessalonica, circa 1132. KERO HΘEI Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; in upper field, IC - XC. Rev. [...] / MHR - ΘV John standing facing, holding labarum with his right hand and akakia with his left, being crowned by the virgin standing to right. DOC 5 and SB 1948 var. (obverse legend). A rare variety. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1003
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Hyperpyron (Gold, 30mm, 4.34 g 6), Thessalonica, 1122-1137. KERO HΘEI Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; in upper field, IC - XC. Rev. [Iω] / [Δ]EC / [Π]O / [T]H John on left, wearing loros and holding globus cruciger with his right hand, crowned by the Virgin on right, nimbate and wearing tunic and maphorion; in field, ΘV – MHR ligate. DOC 5. SB 1949. A clear and attractive example. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A lovely Hyperpyron of Manuel I Comnenus
Lot 1004
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27mm, 4.24 g 6), Thessalonica, circa 1143-1183 (?). +KERO HΘEI Facing bust of Christ, nimbate, pallium and colobium, raising his right hand in benediction and holding scroll in his left; in field, IC - XC. Rev. MA / NV / HΛ / ΔΕC / ΠΟ / T - T / ΠO / PΦV / PW / ΓEN / NH / T Manuel standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and chlamys, holding labarum with his right hnd and globus cruciger in his left; in upper field to right, Manus Dei. DOC 1. SB 1971. A most attractive and sharply struck example. Obverse slightly double struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 1005
Isaac II Angelus, first reign, 1185-1195. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 29 mm, 3.54 g, 6 h), Constantinople. The Virgin orans enthroned facing; on her breast, facing head of infant Christ; at sides of nimbus, MHP - ΘV. Rev. ICAAKIOC O / X / M Isaac, on left, standing facing and holding cruciform scepter in his right hand and akakia with his left, crowned by Archangel Michael on right, nimbate and in military attire, also standing facing and holding jewelled scepter with his left hand. DOC 2. SB 2002. Irregular flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1006
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25mm, 4.27 g 6), Magnesia, 1232-1254 (?). IC - XC Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. John on left wearing divitision and loros and the Virgin on right holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 1. SB 2072. Reverse double struck and some graffito on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1007
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 26mm, 4.36 g 6), Magnesia, circa 1232-1254 (?). IC - XC Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; cross of four pellets to right above throne. Rev. John standing facing, holding labarum with his right hand and akakia in his left, being crowned by the Virgin Mary. DOC 9. SB 2073. Sharp and nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1008
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25mm, 4.35 g 6), Magnesia, 1232-1254 (?). IC - XC Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. John on left wearing divitision and loros, holding anexikakia in his left hand and labarum in his right, crowned by the Virgin on right; at sides of the Virgin's head, MP - ΘV. DOC 5. SB 2073. Some striking flatness and minor graffito on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1009
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 26mm, 4.33 g 6), Magnesia, 1232-1254 (?). IC - XC Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. John on left wearing divitision and loros, holding anexikakia in his left hand and labarum in his right, crowned by the Virgin on right; at sides of the Virgin's head, MP - ΘV. DOC 5. SB 2073. Minor striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1010
Andronicus I Gidon, Emperor of Trebizond, 1222-1235. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 25mm, 1.97 g 6), Nicaea (?). The Theotokos Sorotissa standing facing, nimbate, hands extended to right and wearing a maphorion; on shoulders and forehead, cruciform pellets; MP-ΘV across upper fields; in lower field to left and right, C and A. Rev. IC-XC // O/X/A/Λ - K/H/Th/S Christ Chalkites standing facing, wearing a himation over a divitision and a cross nimbus, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. S. Bendall, “An Early Coinage of the ‘Empire’ of Trebizond?”, NCirc, June 2002, 1 and, idem, “A Further Note on a Possible Early Coinage of the Empire of Trebizond”, NCirc, August 2006, fig. 1. DOC IV pl. 37 (Uncertain of Nicaea) 1. SB 2148 (same). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 303 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1011
Andronicus I Gidon, Emperor of Trebizond, 1222-1235. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 27mm, 1.95 g 6), Nicaea (?). The Theotokos Sorotissa standing facing, nimbate, hands extended to right and wearing a maphorion; on shoulders and forehead, cruciform pellets; MP-ΘV across upper fields. Rev. IC-XC // O/X/A/Λ - K/H/Th/S Christ Chalkites standing facing, wearing a himation over a divitision and a cross nimbus, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. S. Bendall, “An Early Coinage of the ‘Empire’ of Trebizond?”, NCirc, June 2002, 1 and, idem, “A Further Note on a Possible Early Coinage of the Empire of Trebizond”, NCirc, August 2006, fig. 1. DOC IV pl. 37 (Uncertain of Nicaea) 1. SB 2148 (same) var.. Traces of overstriking, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1012
Andronicus I Gidon, Emperor of Trebizond, 1222-1235. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 27mm, 2.35 g 6), Nicaea (?). The Theotokos Sorotissa standing facing, nimbate, hands extended to right and wearing a maphorion; on shoulders and forehead, cruciform pellets; MP-ΘV across upper fields. Rev. IC-XC // O/X/A/Λ - K/H/Th/S Christ Chalkites standing facing, wearing a himation over a divitision and a cross nimbus, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. S. Bendall, “An Early Coinage of the ‘Empire’ of Trebizond?”, NCirc, June 2002, 1 and, idem, “A Further Note on a Possible Early Coinage of the Empire of Trebizond”, NCirc, August 2006, fig. 1. DOC IV pl. 37 (Uncertain of Nicaea) 1. SB 2148 (same). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
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