obolos 6
20 November 2016
Webauction
Lot 1045
AXUM. Ebana, circa 440-470. Tremissis (Gold, 16mm, 1.48 g 12). + CIN + CLX + LCL + CLC Crowned and draped bust of Ebana to right between two wheat stalks, holding whisk. Rev. + LNL + BLC + LCL + CCB Draped bust of Ebana to right between two wheat stalks, wearing head cloth and holding whisk. BMC Axum 303. Munro-Hay Type 71. Some die flaws, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1074
ISLAMIC, Southern Anatolia. Circa 10th-13th Century. Weight of 10-dirhams (Bronze, 20x15mm, 29.66 g), a commercial weight in the form of a flattened sphere of doubly truncated form, with a centering point on the top and the bottom, and with its sides ornamented with a triple row of facets, each with a punched bird’s eye pattern. CPAI 1, 131 ff. Holland 124. Uncleaned as found with earthen deposits and a rough red-green patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1075
ISLAMIC, Southern Anatolia. Circa 10th-13th Century. Weight of 5-dirhams (Bronze, 15x12mm, 14.65 g), a commercial weight in the form of a flattened sphere of doubly truncated, barrel-like form, with a small centering point at the center of a larger incised circle on the top and the bottom. Hendin 429. Holland 114. MAH 251. Dark green-black patina with earthen highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1076
ISLAMIC, Southern Anatolia. Circa 10th-13th Century. Weight of 5-dirhams (Bronze, 15x12mm, 14.17 g), a commercial weight in the form of a flattened sphere of doubly truncated form, with a deep centering point within an incised circle on the top and the bottom, and with its sides ornamented with a triple row of facets, each with a punched bird’s eye pattern. CPAI 1, 153. Hendin 417. Holland 126. Dark surfaces, encrusted with dirt as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1077
ISLAMIC, Southern Anatolia. Circa 10th-13th Century. Weight of 7-dirhams (Lead, 16x14mm, 18.93 g), a commercial weight in the form of a roughly flattened sphere of doubly truncated form, with its sides composed of facets, of which most contain a deeply punched depression. Cf. Holland 123 ff. (bronze). Cf. CPAI 1, 129 ff. (bronze). An unusual piece. Heavy grey patina, with some minor scratches. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
An unknown weight
Lot 1078
14th-16th century (?). Weight (Bronze, 12x3mm, 3.48 g), an octagonal weight. TRO Three letters above a ground line, with an uncertain ornament above. Rev. Plain. Unknown. Very dark green patina with encrustations. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1079
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. 18th-19th Century or earlier. Weight of 10-Dirhams (Bronze, 16x16x15mm, 29.54 g), a ‘square’ commercial weight in the form of a polyhedron with six square faces and eight triangular ones. CPAI Turkey 1, 161 var. (differing weight). Dark green patina with earthen highlights and some pitting. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1080
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. 18th-19th Century or earlier. Weight of 12-Dirhams (Bronze, 15x15x14mm, 31.53 g), a ‘square’ commercial weight in the form of a polyhedron with six square faces and eight triangular ones. CPAI Turkey 1, 161 var. (differing weight). Green patina with some erosion. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1081
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. 18th-19th Century or earlier. Weight of 5-Dirhams (Bronze, 13x13x13mm, 15.47 g), a ‘square’ commercial weight in the form of a polyhedron with six square faces and eight triangular ones. CPAI Turkey 1, 161 var. (differing weight). Dark patina with rough surfaces. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1082
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. 18th-19th Century or earlier. Weight of 5-Dirhams (Bronze, 12x12x12mm, 15.40 g), a ‘square’ commercial weight in the form of a polyhedron with six square faces and eight triangular ones. CPAI Turkey 1, 161 var. (differing weight). Attractive green patina with earthen highlights. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1083
ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. 18th-19th Century or earlier. Weight of 3-Dirhams (Bronze, 10x10x11mm, 8.13 g), a ‘square’ commercial weight in the form of a polyhedron with six square faces and eight triangular ones: the four squares on the sides are apparently decorated. CPAI Turkey 1, 161 var. (differing weight). Surfaces corroded and worn, with the apparent decoration obscure, but with a green patina. Fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
An extremely fine Dinar of Hisham ibn ’Abd al Malik
Lot 1084
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Hisham ibn 'Abd al-Malik, AH 105-125 / AD 724-743. Dinar (Gold, 20mm, 4.26 g 6), No mint stated (probably struck in Damascus), dated AH 117. Arabic inscription with Kalima Rev. Arabic inscription including date written out in words. Album 136. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A rare Dinar of Kay Ka'us II, Qilich Arslan IV, & Kay Qubadh II
Lot 1085
ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Rum. Kay Ka'us II, Qilich Arslan IV, & Kay Qubadh II, AH 647-657 / AD 1249-1259. Dinar (Gold, 24mm, 4.45 g 12), Konya, AH 653. Arabic inscription in five lines. Rev. Arabic inscription in five lines. cf. Album A1227. Vertical line on coin indicates that the piece may have been a bit folded at one time, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
An attractive and well struck Dinar of Raymond II or III
Lot 1097
CRUSADERS, County of Tripoli. Raymond II or III, 1137-1187. Dinar (Gold, 22mm, 3.67 g 12), imitation of the types of the Fātimid caliph al-Mustansir (1035-1094), c. 1148/59-1187. Central Arabic inscription of four lines within a linear circle, plain band and an outer linear circle with a surrounding inscription. Rev. Central Arabic inscription of four lines within a linear circle, plain band and an outer linear circle with a surrounding inscription. Balog & Yvon p. 145, 3 = pl. XI, 3. CSS p. 123, 3a. Metcalf, Crusades 486. Schlumberger pl. V, 16. An attractive and well struck example. Some encrustations as found, and with possible traces of mounting, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
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