obolos 5
26 June 2016
Webauction
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
Lot 1013
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 23mm, 4.20 g 6), Constantinople, 1294-1303. Half-length figure of the Theotokos, orans, within city walls. Rev. Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II and Michael IX kneeling to either side. DOC 243. SB 2396. Nicely toned. Minor striking weakness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1014
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25mm, 4.04 g 6), Constantinople, circa 1294-1303. Half-length figure of the Theotokos, orans, within city walls. Rev. Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II and Michael IX kneeling to either side. DOC 243. SB 2396. Reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1015
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25mm, 4.00 g 6), Constantinople, 1294-1303. Half-length figure of the Theotokos, orans, within city walls. Rev. Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II and Michael IX kneeling to either side. DOC 243. SB 2396. Areas of weak striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1016
Michael II the Amorian, with Theophilus, 820-829. Follis (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.13 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 821-829. mIXAHL [ΘEOF] Crowned and draped facing busts of Michael and Theophilus. Rev. Large M; above, cross; below, Θ. DOC 21. SB 1652. An attractive example with a nice green patina. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1017
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 24mm, 2.11 g 6). Christ enthroned. Rev. Emperor standing front, holding sword. SB 2022. Very fine.
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Lot 1018
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 22mm, 1.55 g 6). Virgin Mary enthroned. Rev. Emperor enthroned, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 3. SB 2023. Minor metal flaw, otherwise, about very fine.
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Lot 1019
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 19 mm, 0.85 g, 6 h), Constantinople. The Virgin enthroned. Rev. Emperor enthroned. SB 2023. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1020
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 21mm, 1.76 g 6), Constantinople. Bust of Christ. Rev. Emperor standing front, holding scepter in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. SB 2024. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1021
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 19mm, 1.70 g 6), Constantinople. Archangel standing facing. Rev. Emperor standing facing, holding sword over his shoulder. SB 2030. Very fine.
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Lot 1022
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 20mm, 1.13 g 6), Constantinople. Christ standing on dais. Rev. Emperor standing front, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. SB 2035. Very fine.
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Lot 1023
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 19mm, 1.80 g 6), Constantinople. Bust of Christ. Rev. Archangel Michael. SB 2036. Some areas of weak striking, otherwise, good very fine.
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Lot 1024
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 24mm, 2.16 g 6). Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. The Archangel Michael standing facing, holding scepter in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 16. SB 2036. Fine / good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1025
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 20mm, 1.75 g 6). Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing. Rev. The Virgin Mary standing facing, orans. DOC 18. SB 2038. About very fine.
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Lot 1026
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 20mm, 1.33 g 6). The Virgin enthroned holding nimbate head of Christ on her breast. Rev. Theodore and St. Theodore standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them; emperor holding labarum in his right hand and saint holding spear in his left. DOC 36. SB 2050. Nicely toned and unusually sharp. Struck slightly off-centered, otherwise, good very fine.
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Lot 1027
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 20mm, 0.80 g 6). The Virgin enthroned holding nimbate head of Christ on her breast. Rev. St. Peter and Paul embracing. SB 2051. About very fine.
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Lot 1028
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 21mm, 1.11 g). Large cross set on base. Rev. Emperor standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger. DOC 23. SB 2054. Very fine.
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Lot 1029
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 21mm, 1.00 g 6), Thessalonica. Christ seated. Rev. Helena and St. Constantine standing front, holding patriarchal cross between them. SB 2057. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1030
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Billon, 22mm, 2.02 g 6), Constantinople. Christ standing on dias. Rev. Emperor standing facing, holding scepter in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. Metcalf pl. 9, 30. Leanta 103-106. SB -. Very rare. Very fine.
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Lot 1031
Theodore I Comnenus-Lascaris, emperor of Nicaea, 1208-1222. Trachy (Billon, 19mm, 0.91 g 6), Nicaea. Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; stars flanking. Rev. Theodore standing facing, holding cruciform scepter in his right hand and akakia in his left; stars flanking lower body. SB 2062. Clipped, otherwise, very fine.
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Lot 1032
Theodore I Comnenus-Lascaris, emperor of Nicaea, 1208-1222. Trachy (Billon, 18mm, 1.17 g 6), Magnesia, 1212-1222 (?). Christ enthroned facing, raising his hand in benediction and holding Gospels; in fields to left and right, cross. Rev. Theodore and St. Theodore standing facing, holding a labarum between them. SB 2067. Very fine.
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Lot 1033
John Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Trachy (Billon, 17mm, 0.96 g 12), Thessalonica. St. Demetrius seated with sword across knees. Rev. Half-length figure of John holding scepter in his right hand and globus in his left. SB 2195. Rare. Very fine.
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Lot 1034
John Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Trachy (Billon, 17mm, 0.86 g 2), Thessalonica. St. Demetrius seated with sword across knees. Rev. Half-length figure of John holding scepter in his right hand and globus in his left. SB 2206. Very fine.
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Lot 1035
John Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Trachy (Billon, 19mm, 1.03 g 6), Thessalonica. Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, orans. Rev. Winged emperor standing facing, holding labarum with his right hand. SB 2219. Very rare and with a nice dark patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1036
John Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Aspron Trachy (Billon, 14mm, 0.38 g), Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Nimbate head of Christ facing. Rev. Facing heads of John and St. Demetrius holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC -. SB -. Rare. Fine/good very fine.
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Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1037
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Trachy (Bronze, 24mm, 2.11 g 6), Constantinople. Half-length facing bust of St. Michael the Archangel. Rev. Michael and St. Demetrius standing facing, holding labarum between them. SB 2268. Very fine.
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Lot 1038
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Trachy (Bronze, 23mm, 1.75 g 6), Constantinople. Half-length facing bust of St. Michael the Archangel. Rev. Michael standing facing, holding labarum with his right hand and akakia in his left. SB 2283. Good fine.
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Lot 1039
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Trachy (Bronze, 18mm, 0.98 g), Thessalonica. Six-pointed star. Rev. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum with his right hand and akakia in his left, being crowned by St. Demetrius. DOC -. SB 2364. Very fine.
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Lot 1040
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Trachy (Bronze, 20mm, 1.25 g), Thessalonica. Large six-petalled flower or six-rayed star. Rev. Andronicus, wing to right, standing facing, holding large B in each hand. SB 2393. Very fine.
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Lot 1041
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Assarion (Bronze, 19mm, 1.95 g 6), Constantinople, c. 1294-1320. AVTOKPATOPEC RωMAIωN Half-length figures of Andronicus to left, and Michael to right, either side of Christ standing who crowns the emperors. Rev. Bust of Archangel Michael. DOC 677-680. SB 2435. Dark green patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1042
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Assarion (Bronze, 22mm, 1.58 g 6), Constantinople, 1294-1320. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. Andronicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between them. SB 2436. About very fine.
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Lot 1043
John II, emperor of Trebizond, 1280-1297. Asper (Silver, 23mm, 2.62 g 6). St. Eugenius standing facing, holding long cross with his right hand. Rev. John standing facing, holding labarum with his right hand and akakia in his left, being crowned by manus Dei. SB 2609. Nicely toned. Some areas of weak striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1044
9th century. Seal (Lead, 20mm, 9.70 g 12). +ΑΓ’ / ΕΚΚΛ’ Rev. ΘΕ❲ΟΥ❳ / ΠΟΛΕ. DOC Seals 3, 9.17. Laurent, Corpus 5.2, 1514. A bold and sharp example. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1045
GEPIDS. In the name of Anastasius I, circa 491-504. Quarter Siliqua (Silver, 16mm, 0.79 g 1), Sirmium. D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius to right, but of highly barbaric style. Rev. A INVICTA + RAVMAN (retrograde) Monogram of Theoderic; above, cross and beneath, star. Demo 69 ff. Scratch on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1046
VISIGOTHS, Spain. Swinthila, 621-631. Tremissis (Gold, 20mm, 1.40 g 6), Eliberri (Granada). +SVIIITIIΛ R Facing bust. Rev. +PIVS EIIBER Facing bust. CNV 288.53. Minor weakness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 610 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 1047
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. Fals (Bronze, 21mm, 3.01 g 7), Arab-Byzantine Standing Caliph type, Ilya (Jerusalem). Caliphat standing facing. Rev. Large retrograde m with • and – below. Album 3545. DOCAB 93k. Goodwin Type 3. Some areas of flat striking on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
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Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 1048
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. temp. Al-Rashid, AH 170-193 / AD 786-809. Dinar (Gold, 18 mm, 4.25 g, 6 h), AH 187. Legend in Arabic. Rev. Legend in Arabic. Album 218.4. Minor scratches, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A rare Fals from Harran - Carrhae
Lot 1049
SUB-BYZANTINE, Harran - Carrhae. 690s . Fals (Bronze, 18mm, 2.98 g 6). Caliph standing facing, holding sword; to left, Muhammad; to right, Harran Rev. Circle on a pole on base and two steps; to left, monogram of ΗΑΥ; to right, Muhammad; below, ΙϚ. Album 3537. Album Sale 10, 2011, 214. Album Sale 19, 15 May 2014, 279. Rare. An interesting and unusual coin, with a particularly intriguing reverse. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 1050
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Baronial. Roupen I, 1080-1095. Pogh (Bronze, 19mm, 1.37 g). Cross within circular legend ’Roupen’. Rev. Cross within circular legend ’Servant of God’. Bed 1. C 245. Rare. Some areas of weak striking, otherwise, good fine.
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Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1051
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Baronial. Uncertain ruler, circa 1080-1095. Pogh (Bronze, 18mm, 0.64 g). ’[Kristos...]’ around cross pattée. Rev. Large cross; in field to right, U. Cf. Roma E-sale 12, 1 November 2014, 1327 and http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=124809. Extremely rare and apparently the third known example. Minor flan faults, otherwise, Good fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1052
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Baronial. Toros II, 1144-1168. Pogh (Bronze, 18mm, 1.44 g). Cross within circular legend ’Toros by the Grace of God’. Rev. Castle within circular blundered legend. Bedoukian 3. Nercessian 247. Extremely rare. Fine.
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Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1053
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Baronial. Levon II, 1187-1198. Pogh (Bronze, 20mm, 2.00 g). Knight on horse riding left. Rev. Cross pattée, with ends terminating in annulets and crescent in each angle. CCA 4. AC 252. Very rare. Some areas of weak striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1054
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Levon II, 1270-1289. Tram (Silver, 21 mm, 2.72 g, 1 h), pre-coronation type. Zabel and Hetoum I standing facing one another, each crowned with head facing and holding long cross between. Rev. Crowned lion advancing right, head facing. AC 368 var. (legends). CCA 1425. Cf. CNG 85, 2010, 112. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1055
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan, AH 543-570 / AD 1148-1174. Dirhem (Bronze, 31mm, 11.03 g 6), struck AH 556 (AD 1160/1). Bareheaded and draped half-length male bust facing slightly to left, holding globe and scepter; abjad date to left. Rev. Legend in four lines. Album 1820.4. S&S Type 4. Struck from worn dies, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1056
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. Sulayman II, 592-600AH / 1196-1204 AD. Dirhem (Bronze, 30mm, 8.29 g 5). Nimbate horseman galloping right; behind, star. Rev. Legend in three lines and in circle around. Album 1205. Some weakness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1057
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan, 597-637 AH / 1200-1239 AD. Dirhem (Bronze, 28mm, 9.24 g 0), Marin. Draped facing male solar bust; legend around Rev. Legend in five lines; mint formula and date in margins. Album 1830. S&S Type 47.2. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1058
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II, 572-580 AH / 1176-1184 AD. Dirhem (Bronze, 32mm, 14.90 g 10), 578 AH (1182/3 AD). Two Byzantine-style draped and cuirassed facing busts Rev. Legend in five lines. Album 1828.2. S&S Type 32.2. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1059
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Zangids (al-Mawsil). Qutb al-Din Mawdud, 544-565 AH / 1149-1170 AD. Dirhem (Bronze, 29mm, 15.43 g 4). Draped bust facing slightly to left, wearing hair in fore-knot; two winged creatures above; date in left and right fields Rev. Legend in four lines and margines. Album 1858. S&S Type 59.1. Very fine.
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Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1060
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Zangids (al-Mawsil). Qutb al-Din Mawdud, 544-565 AH / 1149-1170 AD. Dirhem (Bronze, 29mm, 13.76 g 7). Draped bust facing slightly to left, wearing hair in fore-knot; two winged creatures above, AH date in left and right fields. Rev. Legend in four lines and margins. Album 1858. S&S Type 59.1. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1061
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Zangids (Sinjar). Qutb al-Din Muhammad, 594-616 AH / 1197-1219 AD. Dirhem (Bronze, 27mm, 13.73 g 7), Dated 601 AH (1204 AD). Helmeted head of Athena Promachos to right. Rev. Legend in five lines and margins. Album 1880. S&S Type 82.2. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Imitating the obverse of an Antiochos VII Tetradrachm
Lot 1062
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirhem (Bronze, 29 mm, 13.08 g, 5 h). Diademed Seleukid-style bust to right; laqab of Alpi across neck. Rev. Legend in three lines and margins. Album 1827. S&S Type 27. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1063
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan, 597-637 AH / 1200-1239 AD. Dirhem (Bronze, 30mm, 12.46 g 10), Dated 598 AH (1201 AD). Draped male bust facing slightly to left; to left and right, two stars. Rev. Legend in six lines within double hexagram. Album 1830.1. S&S Type 37. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1064
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, 547-572 AH / 1152-1176 AD. Dirhem (Bronze, 32mm, 13.70 g 6). Two diademed and draped male heads facing slightly away from one another; legend above and around. Rev. Facing female head, wearing necklace; legend around. Album 1827.5. S&S Type 30.1. Nearly very fine.
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Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1065
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan, 580-597 AH / 1184-1200 AD. Dirhem (Bronze, 33mm, 14.53 g 1). Draped male bust facing slightly to left; around, legend. Rev. Legend in five lined within double hexagram. Album 1829.1. S&S Type 33.1. Very fine.
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Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1066
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, 547-572 AH / 1152-1176 AD. Dirhem (Bronze, 35mm, 14.44 g). Diademed and draped male busts in hellenistic style, vis-à-vis; legend above and below. Rev. Byzantine emperor standing facing being crowned by the Theotokos standing facing; legend to left and right. Album 1827.3. S&S Type 28. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1067
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Hetoum I, 1226-1270. Tram (Silver, 24mm, 2.96 g 12), Bilingual issue with the Seljuq ruler Kaykhusraw II, Sis mint, 1236-1245. Hetoum on horseback riding right, head facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and reins; to left, cross; to right, crescent. Rev. Three line Arabic inscription. AC 326ff. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1068
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Hetoum I, 1226-1270. Tram (Silver, 24 mm, 2.98 g, 2 h), Bilingual issue with the Seljuq ruler Kaykhusraw II, Sis mint, 1236-1245. Hetoum on horseback riding right, head facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and reins; to left, cross; to right, crescent. Rev. Three line Arabic inscription. AC 326ff. Traces of overstriking on reverse, otherwise. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1069
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Hetoum I, 1226-1270. Tram (Silver, 25mm, 2.89 g 10), Bilingual issue with the Seljuq ruler Kaykhusraw II, Sis mint, 1236-1245. Hetoum on horseback riding right, head facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and reins; to left, cross; to right, crescent. Rev. Three line Arabic inscription. AC 326ff. Struck from a slightly corroded obverse die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A virtually as struck Dinar of the Seljuks
Lot 1070
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. Kay Ka'us II, Qilich Arslan IV, & Kay Qubadh II, 647-657 AH / 1249-1259 AD. Dinar (Gold, 25mm, 4.48 g 8), Konya, 653 AH. Arabic inscription in five lines. Rev. Arabic inscription in five lines. Album A1227. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
Lot 1071
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. Kay Ka'us II, Qilich Arslan IV, & Kay Qubadh II, 647-657 AH / 1249-1259 AD. Dinar (Gold, 25mm, 4.47 g 3), Konya, 653 AH. Arabic inscription in five lines. Rev. Arabic inscription in five lines. Album A1227. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 650 CHF
Lot 1072
BULGARIA, Second Empire. Konstantin I, 1257–1277. Trachy (Bronze, 25mm, 1.63 g 6). IC - XC Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; crosses flanking. Rev. Konstantin standing facing, holding scepter in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.1. Youroukova & Penchev 38. Dark toning. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1073
BULGARIA, Second Empire. Konstantin I, 1257–1277. Trachy (Bronze, 24mm, 2.86 g). Large voided cross; IC XC in upper quarters, stars in lower quarters. Rev. Konstantin I enthroned facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger; manus Dei to upper right. Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.8. Youroukova & Penchev 41. About very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1074
BULGARIA, Second Empire. Konstantin I, 1257–1277. Trachy (Bronze, 27mm, 2.50 g 6), Dochev type III, Veliko Turnovo. IC - XC Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. Konstantin I facing on horseback right, holding patriarchal cross. Raduchev & Zhekov 1.4.11. Youroukova & Penchev 42. Attractive dark patina. Good fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1075
BULGARIA, Second Empire. Georgi Terter II, 1322–1323. Groš (Silver, 18mm, 1.61 g 6), Dochev Var. B. IC - XC Christ enthroned facing, holding Gospels. Rev. Georgi and St. Georgii standing facing, holding banner between them. Raduchev & Zhekov 1.10.1-3. Youroukova & Penchev 50. Very rare and nicely toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1076
BULGARIA, second Empire. Todor Svetoslav, 1300–1322. Groš (Silver, 21mm, 1.36 g 6), Dochev Var. B, Veliko Turnovo. IC - XC Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing. Rev. Todor Svetoslav standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter in his right hand. Youroukova & Penchev 53. Attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1077
BULGARIA, Second Empire. Mihail Asen III, 1323–1330. Groš (Silver, 21mm, 1.87 g 6), Veliko Turnovo, first period, 1323-1329. IC - XC Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing. Rev. Mihail Asen facing on horseback right, holding cross-tipped scepter. Raduchev & Zhekov 1.11.11. Youroukova & Penchev 64. Nicely toned. Some areas of weak striking, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1078
BULGARIA, Second Empire. Ivan Aleksandar, 1331–1371. Groš (Silver, 20mm, 1.31 g 6), first coinage, Veliko Turnovo, second chronological period, 1347/8-1360. IC - XC Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing. Rev. Ivan Aleksandar standing facing, holding cross-tipped staff with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. Raduchev & Zhekov 1.13.1-2. Youroukova & Penchev 71. A most attractive example with old cabinet toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1079
BULGARIA, Second Empire. Ivan Aleksandar, 1331–1371. Groš (Silver, 20mm, 1.60 g 6). IC - XC Christ standing facing before seat, raising his hands in benediction; in fields, monograms. Rev. Ivan Aleksandar and Mihail Asen IV standing facing, each holding cross-tipped scepter, holding Christogram-tipped staff between them; monograms across field; stars flanking base of staff. Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.13.3-6. Youroukova & Penchev 74-80. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1080
BULGARIA, Second Empire. Ivan Aleksandar, 1331–1371. Trachy (Bronze, 22mm, 0.89 g 12), Tarnovo. Three-towered castle façade; [NB] in exergue. Rev. Ivan Aleksandar and Mihail Asen IV standing facing, holding labarum between them; monograms to left and right. Raduchev & Zhekov 1.13.19-22. Youroukova & Penchev 89. Dark toning. About very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1081
BULGARIA, Second Empire. Ivan Aleksandar, 1331–1371. Trachy (Bronze, 16mm, 0.51 g 6), Dochev type III, Veliko Tarnovo, 1350-1360. IC - XC Cross set on acanthus base. Rev. Imperial double-headed eagle facing, with wings displayed. Raduchev & Zhekov 1.13.64. Youroukova & Penchev 105. About very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1082
BULGARIA, Second Empire. Ivan Sracimir, 1356–1397. Trachy (Bronze, 17mm, 0.69 g 6), Vidin. Imperial double-headed eagle facing, with wings displayed; trace of star above, pellets below wings. Rev. Half-length facing bust of Ivan Sracimir, holding cross-tipped scepter; monograms to left and right, pellet to lower right. Raduchev & Zhekov 1.14.10-12. Youroukova & Penchev 116-7. Very rare and with an attractive dark patina. Some areas of weak striking, otherwise, very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1083
BULGARIA, Second Empire. Ivan Sisman, 1371–1395. Groš (Silver, 15mm, 0.55 g 6), variety B. Christ standing facing before seat, raising his hands in benediction; IC - XC and triple pellets across field. Rev. Ivan Šišman and Mihail Asen IV standing facing, each holding cross-tipped scepter, holding Christogram-tipped banner between them; monograms across field, pellets flanking base of staff. Raduchev & Zhekov 1.15.2-16. Youroukova & Penchev 121. Rare. Nicely toned. Minor flan flaws, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1084
BULGARIA, Second Empire. Ivan Sisman, 1371–1395. Half Groš (Silver, 14mm, 0.45 g 6), Tarnovo. M - Θ Half-length facing bust of the Theotokos, orans, facing bust of Holy Infant on breast. Rev. Ivan Šišman standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter; imperial monograms flanking. Raduchev & Zhekov 1.15.9-12. Youroukova & Penchev 126-7. Attractive and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1085
BULGARIA, Second Empire. Ivan Sisman, 1371–1395. Trachy (Billon, 19mm, 1.02 g 9), Tarnovo. Lion advancing to left. Rev. Large Šišman monogram across field. Raduchev & Zhekov Type 1.15.15-16. Youroukova & Penchev 131. A nice example with almost intact silvering. Some areas of weak striking, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1086
SERBIA. Stefan Uros II Milutin, King, 1282-1321. Dinar (Silver, 17mm, 1.34 g 2). IC - XC Christ Pantrokrator seated facing on throne. Rev. MONETA REGIS VROSI Stefan seated facing on throne, holding scepter in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. Jovanovic 7.10. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1087
SERBIA. Stefan Uros IV Dusan, as king, 1331-1345. Dinar (Silver, 19mm, 1.21 g 12). IC - XC Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; to right and left, facing crowned head; in lower field, N - O Rev. +MONITA REX STEFA Crested helmet to left. Jovanovic 11.5. Attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1088
SERBIA. Stefan Uros IV Dusan, as king, 1331-1345. Dinar (Silver, 19mm, 1.24 g 2). IC - XC Christ Pantrokrator seated facing on throne; in lower field, R - V. Rev. +REX [RASIE ST] IP ROMA Stefan seated facing on throne, holding sword across his lap. Jovanovic 11.7. Nicely toned. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1089
SERBIA. Stefan Uros IV Dusan, as king, 1331-1345. Dinar (Silver, 20mm, 1.32 g 1). IC - XC Christ Pantrokrator seated facing on throne; in lower field, B - Θ. Rev. +REX [RASIE] ST IP ROIO Stefan seated facing on throne, holding sword across his lap. Cf. Jovanovic 11.7 (differing letters in field). Rare. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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