nomos 6
8 May 2012
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Justinian I. 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 4.40 g 6), Thessalonica, 542-562. D N IVSTINIANVS PP AVG Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globe in his left; to right, star. DOC 7 (Constantinople). Metcalf 318 (this coin). MIBE 22. SB 138 (Constantinople but noting that the attribution to Thessalonica is preferable). Rare. A splendid example, beautifully struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 4250 CHF
Tiberius II Constantine. 578-582. Solidus (Gold, 4.44 g 6), Rome, regnal year penta = 5 = 582. d m Tib CONSTANT PP AVI Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Tiberius facing, holding globus cruciger and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG π / CONOB Cross potent on base and four steps. DOC-. MIBE NNN14. SB -. Very rare. A lustrous and very beautiful coin. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: None
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius. 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 4.43 g 7), Constantinople, c. 661-663. d N CONST.... 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 AVႺႯ Θ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps between standing facing figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding globus cruciger. DOC 30h. MIB 31. SB 964. An attractive, nearly perfect piece. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 1750 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
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