obolos 6
20 November 2016
Webauction
A lovely Solidus of Constans II, with Constantine IV
Lot 991
Constans II, with Constantine IV, 641-668. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 654-659. d N CONStANtINЧS C CONStANS Crowned busts of Constans and Constantine IV facing, each wearing chlamys; above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ Z / CONOB I Cross potent set on base and three steps. DOC 25g. SB 959. A few minor scratches on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 992
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: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
An extremely fine Semissis of Heraclius
Lot 993
Heraclius, 610-641. Semissis (Gold, 18mm, 2.22 g 6), Constantinople, 613-641. d N hЄRACLIЧS P P AV Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ ς Cross potent set upon globus. DOC 44. MIB 50. SB 983. A lustrous and sharp example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 994
Constans II, 641-668. Semissis (Gold, 19mm, 2.16 g 6), Constantinople, 641-666. d N CONSTANTINЧS 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. Lustrous and sharp. Very minor metal flaws on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 995
Constans II, 641-668. Semissis (Gold, 18mm, 2.22 g 6), Constantinople, 641-666. d N CONSTANTINЧS 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. A particularly bright and well-struck example. Very minor die flaws on obverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 996
Constantine IV Pogonatus, with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.34 g 6), Constantinople, 674-681. d N COI t NySP Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing slightly to right, with short beard, holding spear over shoulder and shield; helmet with crest and plume. Rev. VICTOA AVSU A / CONOB Cross potent on three steps flanked by Heraclius and Tiberius, both wearing crown and chlamys, holding globus cruciger. DOC 10. SB 1156. Minor deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 997
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.38 g 7), Constantinople. d tIbЄRIЧS PЄ 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 A / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1a. MIB 1. SB 1360. Reverse slightly double struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 998
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.21 g 6), Constantinople. d tIbЄRIЧS PЄ 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. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 999
Justinian II, second reign, 705-711. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.31 g 6), Constantinople, 706. d N IhS ChS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM 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. d N IЧSTINIANUS MЧLTЧS 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. An attractive example with some original mint luster. Minor striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2025 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
A beautiful Solidus of Justinian II
Lot 1000
Justinian II, second reign, 705-711, with Tiberius. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.35 g 6), Constantinople, 705-711. d N IhS ChS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM Bust of Christ facing, with short, curly hair and a short beard, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; behind, cross. Rev. d N IЧSTINIANЧS ЄT TIbЄRIЧS PP A' Crowned half-length figures of Justinian II, on left, and Tiberius, as a child not an infant, on right, both wearing chlamys and holding between them, in their right hands, a cross potent on two steps. DOC 2b. MIB 2b. SB 1414. A most attractive example without the usual areas of striking flatness on reverse. Somewhat weakly struck on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2800 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
A rare Solidus of Philippicus
Lot 1001
Philippicus (Bardanes), 711-713. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.50 g 6), Constantinople. d N FILEPICЧS MЧLTЧS AN Crowned bust of Philippicus facing, wearing loros and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ Θ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1I. MIB 1. SB 1447. Rare. An attractive and clear example. Minor striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Starting Price: 1250 CHF
Lot 1002
Anastasius II Artemius, 713-7. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople. dN APTEMIUS ANASTASIЧS MЧL' Crowned and diademed bust of Anastasius facing, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVςЧ Є / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 2d. MIB 2. SB 1463. Nice and attractive. Some areas of weak striking, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 1003
Leo III the "Isaurian", 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 21mm, 4.40 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 A (?) / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1. MIB 1. SB 1502. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 502 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 1004
Leo III the "Isaurian", 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 20mm, 4.50 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 B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1. MIB 1. SB 1502. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A lustrous Solidus of Leo III
Lot 1005
Leo III the "Isaurian", 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.49 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. A very attractive, lustrous piece. Minor areas of flatness, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
A most attractive Solidus of Leo III, with Constantine V
Lot 1006
Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V, 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.49 g 6), Constantinople, c. 725-732. d N D LЄON P A MЧLH Crowned and bearded bust of Leo facing, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. Rev. d N CONStANtINЧS Crowned bust of Constantine facing, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. DOC 5. SB 1504. Minor areas of weak striking, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
A rare Tremissis of Leo III
Lot 1007
Leo III the "Isaurian", 717-741. Tremissis (Gold, 16mm, 1.41 g 6), Constantinople, 717-720. d[N LEO N PA]MUL Crowned and bearded bust of Leo III facing, holding cross on globe and akakia. Rev. VIC[TORIA] AVgUS / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 14. MIB 4. SB 1507. Rare. Crudely struck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1008
Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V, 717-741. Follis (Bronze, 18mm, 3.03 g 6), Constantinople, RY 20 = circa 720-721. d NO LЄON P A MЧL Crowned and draped facing bust of Leo, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. d N CONStANtINЧS M Large M surmounted by crowned and draped facing bust of Constantine, holding globus cruciger in his right hand; cross to right; A/A - X/X across lower field. DOC -. MIB 28. SB 1514. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A rare Solidus of Constantine VI & Irene
Lot 1009
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 19mm, 4.41 g 6), Constantinople, 780-790. S IRInI AVΓ MA... Crowned equal sized and facing busts of Constantine VI, beardless, on the left, wearing chlalmys and holding cross on globe, and Irene, on the right, wearing loros and holding cross on globe; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. COnSTAnTInOS... Figures of Constantine V, Leo III and Leo IV seated facing, all crowned and wearing chlamys. DOC 1. SB 1593. Rare. A most attractive and fresh piece. Flan a little tight and with some areas of weak striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 1010
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Follis (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.59 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 792-797. Facing bust of Irene, wearing loros and crown with cross, four pinnacles and pendilia, holding globus cruciger in her right hand and cross-tipped scepter with her left. Rev. Half bust of Constantine VI over horizontal bar, wearing crown with cross and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and anexikakia in his left; below bar, large M between X - N and beneath, A. DOC 7. SB 1598. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1011
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Follis (Bronze, 19mm, 2.86 g 6), Constantinople, 792-797. Facing bust of Irene, wearing loros and crown with cross, four pinnacles and pendilia, holding globus cruciger in her right hand and cross-tipped scepter with her left. Rev. Half bust of Constantine VI over horizontal bar, wearing crown with cross and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and anexikakia in his left; below bar, large M between X - N and beneath, A. DOC 7. SB 1598. Rare. A lovely piece with a fine light green patina. Struck on a slightly short flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1012
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Follis (Bronze, 19mm, 1.93 g 6), Constantinople. Crowned facing bust of Irene, holding cruciform sceptre and globus cruciger. Rev. Crowned facing bust of Constantine, holding globus cruciger; cross to right; in exergue, M over A between X - N. DOC 7. SB 1598. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
A splendid Solidus of Nicephorus I, with Stauracius
Lot 1013
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 22mm, 4.48 g 7), 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'Є Facing bust of Stauracius, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 2a. SB 1604. A lustrous and well-struck example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 1014
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.95 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 803-811. No legend Two facing busts; on the left, Nicephorus, bearded and wearing chlamys and crown with cross; on the right, Stauracius, beardless and wearing chlamys and crown with cross; between them, cross. Rev. M; to left, X/X/X; to right, N/N/N; above, cross; below, A. DOC 5. SB 1607. Attractive dark orange-gray patina highlighting details. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An exceptional Miliaresion of Michael I
Lot 1015
Michael I Rhangabe, 811-813. Miliaresion (Silver, 24mm, 2.17 g 11), Constantinople. + MIXA / HL S ΘЄOFV / LACTЄ ЄC Θ´ / ЬASILIS RO / MAIOҺ in five lines. Rev. IҺSЧS XRISTЧS ҺICA Cross potent set on three steps. DOC 3. SB 1616. Tiny flan crack, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1016
Michael II the Amorian, with Theophilus, 820-829. Follis (Bronze, 27 mm, 7.46 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 821-829. MIXAHL S Θ ЄOFILOS Two facing busts; on the left, Michael, bearded and wearing chlamys and crown with cross; on the right, Theophilos, beardless and wearing loros and crown with cross; between them, cross and pellet. Rev. M; to left, X/X/X; to right, N/N/N; above, cross; below, Θ. DOC 9. SB 1642. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An excellent Miliaresion of Theophilus
Lot 1017
Theophilus, 829-842. Miliaresion (Silver, 26 mm, 2.99 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 830/1-838. + ӨЄOFI / LOS dЧLOS / XRIStЧS PIS / tOS Eh AVtO / bASILЄЧ RO / MAIOҺ in six lines. Rev. IhSЧS XRIStЧS hICA Cross potent set on three steps. DOC 10. SB 1661. A particularly attractive example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1018
Theophilus, with Michael III, 829-842. Miliaresion (Silver, 25mm, 2.09 g 12), Constantinople, 840-842. + ӨЄO / FILOS S mI / XAHL ЄC ӨЄ / ЬASILIS RO / MAIOҺ in five lines. Rev. IhSЧS XRIStЧS hICA Cross potent set on three steps. DOC 12. SB 1664. An exceptional example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1019
Theophilus, 829-842. Follis (Bronze, 28 mm, 7.80 g, 6 h), Constantinople. * . ΘEOFIL bASIL Facing bust of Theophilus, wearing crown with cross and chlamys, holding patiarchal cross and akakia. Rev. M; to left, X/X/X; to right, N/N/N; above, cross; below, Θ. DOC 13. SB 1666. Attractive orange-gray patina highlighting details. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1020
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine, 867-886. Semissis (Gold, 12 mm, 1.25 g, 6 h), debased metal, Syracuse, 868-879. bASILЄIOC Crowned bust of Basil facing, holding globus cruciger in his right; in field to left, star. Rev. CONSTANTI Crowned facing bust of Constantine, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Anastasi 585. DOC 15. SB 1715. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1021
Anonymous folles, time of Basil II and Constantine VIII, Circa 976-1030. Follis (Bronze, 28mm, 10.60 g 6), Constantinople. EMMA – HOYHΛ, Bust of Christ facing with ornate crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing and holding Book of Gospels in left; in field, IC – XC. Rev. + IhSYS / XRISTYS / bASILEY’ / bASILE' Arabesque above and below legend. DOC A2.39. SB 1818. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An extremely fine Histamenon of Romanus III
Lot 1022
Romanus III Argyrus, 1028-1034. Histamenon (Gold, 21mm, 4.13 g 6), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne, holding book in his left hand and raising his right in blessing. Rev. ΘCΕ bΟΗΘ RωmΑhω On the left, Romanus standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding globus cruciger with his left hand; on the right, the Virgin, nimbate and wearing robes, crowing the emperor with her right hand and holding maphorion in her left. DOC 1d. SB 1819. A beautiful example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Lot 1023
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 25mm, 3.28 g 6), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Christ, nimbate, seated facing on lyre-backed throne. Rev. +CωnSTAnTh bASILEU Rm Bust of Constantine IX 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 1a. SB 1828. Lustrous and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
A beautiful Histamenon of Constantine IX
Lot 1024
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 27mm, 4.43 g 6), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX RESnΛnTIM 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. +CωhSΛthIΛS bAS hM 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: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 1025
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 27mm, 4.40 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. +CωnSTAnTh bASILEU 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. Lustrous and sharp. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 1026
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 29mm, 4.37 g 6), Constantinople. +IΛ IXS REX REGNΛNTIΛM Christ, nimbate, seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising hand in benediction, holding Gospels. Rev. +KѠN RACΛIO ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with pellet on shaft, and globus cruciger. DOC 1. SB 1847. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1027
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 25mm, 4.39 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 1b. SB 1847. Weakly struck at legends on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1028
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 27mm, 4.43 g 6), Constantinople. +IhS IXS REX REGNANThIm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on lyre-backed throne, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels. Rev. + KѠN RACΛ O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing on left, wearing crown with cross and pendilia and loros, placing right hand on chest and holding globus cruciger surmounted by pelleted cross with left hand, blessed by Virgin Mary, nimbate and veiled, standing beside him; between their heads, M and in upper r. field, Θ. DOC 2. SB 1848. Slightly ragged flan on right side, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1029
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Histamenon (Gold, 27mm, 4.33 g 6), Constantinople. KωN MX ANΔ Three figures standing on separate cushions; Michel VII, in center, wearing crown with cross and pendilia and loros and holding scepter; Constantius, on left and Andronicus, on right, both in similar attire and each holding globus cruciger. Rev. +RωMAN EVΔOKIA / IC - XC Three figures standing facing; Christ, nimbate, in center, crowning Romanus on left and Eudocia on right, both wearing crown and loros and holding globus cruciger. DOC 1. SB 1859. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1030
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Histamenon (Gold, 27mm, 4.38 g 6), Constantinople. KωN MX ANΔ Three figures standing on separate cushions; Michel VII, in center, wearing crown with cross and pendilia and loros and holding scepter; Constantius, on left and Andronicus, on right, both in similar attire and each holding globus cruciger. Rev. +RωMAN EVΔOKIA / IC - XC Three figures standing facing; Christ, nimbate, in center, crowning Romanus on left and Eudocia on right, both wearing crown and loros and holding globus cruciger. DOC 1. SB 1859. Figure on right on obverse slightly double struck and small area of die rust on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1031
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Aspron trachy (Electrum, 33mm, 4.10 g 6), Constantinople. Christ nimbate seated facing on backless throne, wearing tunic and colobium, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in left; in field, IC – XC. Rev. IѠ / ΔЄC / ΠO / TH to left; to right, Θ / ЄΓ / ѠP / ΓI John and St. George standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 8. SB 1941. Flan crack and the obverse double struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1032
Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus, 1195-1203. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 29 mm, 3.90 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 1195-1197. [KE RO] – HΘE / IC - XC Christ seated facing on backless throne, nimbate, wearing pallium and colobium, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. AΛεZIωC ΔεCΠ KωNTANT Alexius III, on left, wearing crown, divitision and loros, and St. Constantine, on right, in similar attire, both standing facing, each holding a cruciform scepter and together supporting labarum between them. DOC 2d.2. SB 2009. An attractive example. Struck on a somewhat irregular flan, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1033
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27mm, 4.30 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. A particularly nice example. Some striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1034
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27mm, 4.53 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 scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 301 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1035
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27mm, 4.31 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. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1036
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Hyperpyron (Gold, 28mm, 4.14 g 6), Constantinople. The Virgin orans within city walls furnished with six groups of towers. Rev. St. Michael on left presenting kneeling emperor to Christ enthroned on right, holding scroll. SB 2242. A nice example struck on a broad flan. Minor graffito on reverse and the usual areas of weak striking, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1037
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Hyperpyron (Gold, 26mm, 4.13 g 6), Constantinople. The Virgin orans within city walls furnished with six groups of towers. Rev. St. Michael on left presenting kneeling emperor to Christ enthroned on right, holding scroll. SB 2242. A particularly attractive piece sharply struck on a broad flan. Minor areas of striking weakness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1038
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25mm, 4.12 g 6), Constantinople. The Virgin orans within city walls furnished with six groups of towers. Rev. St. Michael on left presenting kneeling emperor to Christ enthroned on right, holding scroll. SB 2242. Nicely toned and struck. Some areas of weak striking as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1039
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27mm, 3.93 g 6), Constantinople, 1282-1294. Bust of the Virgin orans within the city walls furnished with six groups of towers. Rev. Andronicus on left, nimbate and kneeling right blessed by Christ standing facing on right, with decorated nimbus, holding Book of Gospels. DOC 224. SB 2326. A lovely example. Usual areas of weak striking, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 1040
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25mm, 4.20 g 6), Constantinople, 1282-1294. Bust of the Virgin orans within the city walls furnished with six groups of towers; in lower field, B/M - M. Rev. Andronicus on left, nimbate and kneeling right blessed by Christ standing facing on right, with decorated nimbus, holding Book of Gospels. DOC 224. SB 2326. Attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1041
Andronicus II Palaeologus, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 23mm, 2.88 g 6), Constantinople, 1325-1328. Bust of the Virgin orans within the city walls furnished with four groups of towers; to left and right of Virgin, star Rev. Christ, nimbate, standing facing and blessing the kneeling figures of bearded Andronicus II on left and Andronicus III on right, both wearing divitision and loros and holding outermost arm to chest; in upper field IC - XC. DOC 494. SB 2396. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 125 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
An incredible Basilikon of Andronicus II, with Michael IX
Lot 1042
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Basilikon (Silver, 19mm, 2.07 g 6), Constantinople. IC - XC Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing. Rev. ANKOCOΠI MXΛΛHVOΠ Andronicus and Michael standing facing, each raising hand to chest and holding long cross between them. DOC 504/5. LPC 64. PCPC 132. SB 2400. An extraordinarily well-preserved example with most attractive toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 1600 CHF
Unusually nice and beautifully toned
Lot 1043
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Basilikon (Silver, 19mm, 1.72 g 7), Constantinople. IC - XC Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing. Rev. ΔPI / NI / KI - X / M / A / ΔЄC / ΠO / TI / I Andronicus and Michael standing facing, each raising hand to chest and holding long cross between them. DOC -. LPC p. 66, 5. SB 2401. Rare. A most attractive and unusually nice example with old cabinet toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A very rare and sharply struck Tornese
Lot 1044
Anonymous, time of John V Palaeologus, 1341-1391. Tornese or half politikon (Billon, 15mm, 0.66 g), politikon issue. Four stars in angles of cross. Rev. Palaeologan monogram. DOC 1222. LPC 188, 12. pcpc 368. SB 2583. Very rare. A beautifully toned and sharply struck example. Clipped to form a half unit, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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
A rare lead weight from Terone (?)
Lot 1046
MACEDON, Terone (?). Hellenistic times. Weight (Lead, 24-20x9mm, 47.47 g), weight in the form of a truncated cone. Τ-Ε Oenochoe to left, with tall handle. Rev. Plain. None found. Considerable uncleaned encrustations. Fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Another very curious weight from Terone (?)
Lot 1047
MACEDON, Terone (?). Hellenistic times. Weight (Bronze, 14x8mm, 14.35 g), weight in the form of a truncated cylinder. Τ-Ε Oenochoe to left, with tall handle. Rev. Plain. None found. A curious item. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1048
Circa 3rd-4th century. Semounkia (Bronze, inlaid with silver, 16x7mm, 13.13 g), a commercial weight in the form of a a truncated sphere with a flat top and bottom, edge as MAH 39, Ounce of 26.26 g. ‘S’ with a flattened bottom, inlaid in silver. Rev. Plain, but with a centering hole. CPAI 3, 2, 43. Hendin 333-334. Solid and darkly patinated, but with a slightly pitted surface and some wear. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1049
Circa 3rd - 5th century. Weight of 2-ounkia (Bronze, 23x16mm, 55.75 g), a commercial weight in the form of a slightly lopsided flattened sphere of doubly truncated form, with a centering point on the top and the bottom; edge as MAH A 39, ounkion of 27.87 g. Plain but for centering hole. Rev. Plain but for centering hole of smaller size than than on the top. CPAI 3, 2, 42 (1-ounkion). Dark green, slightly rough surfaces. Very fine.
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Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1050
Circa 4th-6th century. Weight of 2-ounkia (Brass with silver and copper inlay, 28x29x6mm, 52.56 g), a thick, square commercial weight with plain edges (as MAH B1), ounce of 26.28 g. Latin cross between Γ° - Β; all within an annular border (the letters and cross inlaid in silver and the border in copper). Rev. Plain. Cf. MAH 87 & 124 (poorly preserved coin weights with the same border). Brown patina with some pitting. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1051
Circa 4th-6th century. Weight of 1-ounkion (Bronze inlaid with silver, 21x21x6mm, 26.25 g), a square commercial weight with plain edges (as MAH B1), ounce of 26.25 g. Letters Γ° - Α; all within punctate square Rev. Plain. Cf. MAH 165 and 183. Glossy dark blackish-olive green patina. Very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
A most unusual weight
Lot 1052
Circa 4th-6th/7th century. Weight of 1/2 ounkion or 8 tremisses (?) (Brass inlaid with silver, 16x15x5mm, 13.36 g), a thick, square coin weight with plain edges (as MAH B1), ounce of 26.72 g, tremissis of 1.67 g. Ε / Τ - Η, inlaid in silver. Rev. Plain. MAH 292. A most unusual weight. Uncleaned and with a rough green patina and silver inlays, probably bordered with niello. Fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1053
Circa 4th-6th/7th century. Weight of 1-nomisma (Brass inlaid with silver, 12x11x2mm, 3.30 g), a square coin weight with plain edges (as MAH B1), nomisma of 3.30 g. Ν° within square frame, partially inlaid with silver. Rev. Plain. Cf. CPAI 3, 2, 241-242. More-or-less as found with a heavy green patina and earthen encrustations. Fine.
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Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1054
Circa 5th-6th century. Weight of 12-grammata = 1/2-ounkia (Brass inlaid with silver (and perhaps copper?), 18x18x4mm, 13.37 g), a square commercial weight with lightly beveled edges (as MAH B3), nomisma of 4.45 g. I B Rev. Plain. MAH 288, 302. Dark surfaces with red and green encrustations. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1055
Circa 5th-7th century. Weight of 1-nomisma (Brass, once inlaid, 16x2mm, 4.35 g), an octangular coin weight with plain edges (MAH C1), nomisma of 4.35 g. Cross between Α - ω; traces of uncertain inlay Rev. Plain. Cf. MAH 430 (possibly the same type as this piece, see note below). Dusty green patina. Very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1056
Circa 4th-6th/7th century. Weight of 8-keratia (Brass inlaid with silver, 8x9x1mm, 1.41 g), a square coin weight with plain edges (as MAH B1), keration of 0.17 g. Η inlaid in silver. Rev. Plain. CPAI 3, 2, 530. MAH 460. Green patina with some encrustations. Good fine.
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Lot 1057
Circa 5th-6th century. Weight of 6 nomismata (Brass, once inlaid, 24x5mm, 24.94 g), an octangular coin weight with plain edges (MAH C1), nomisma of 4.15 g. Ν° S with cross above; all within an octagonal wreath-like border; remains of inlay within the cross and the letters. Rev. Plain. MAH 154. A heavily worn and corroded example, albeit legible and with a dark patina. Fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1058
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN/AEGEAN AREA. Circa 5th/6th-7th century. Weight of 1-ounkion (Brass, probably once inlaid with silver, 25x6 mm, 26.92 g), a discoid commercial weight with a plain profile (as MAH A 1), no rims and no visible centering holes, ounce of 26.92 g. Within a wreath, Latin cross between Γ°- Α. Rev. Plain. MAH 184. Golden brown surfaces. Heavily pitted and etched, surely from having been found in the sea, otherwise. Good fine.
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A very attractive weight of 6-ounkia
Lot 1059
Circa 6th-7th century. Weight of 6-ounkia (Brass, probably once inlaid with silver, 46x11mm, 164.57 g), a thick discoid commercial weight with two small grooves on the edge (as MAH A 17); a flat, slightly recessed bottom with a small centering hole and a wide, slightly raised rim; and a flat recessed top with an outer raised rim, ounce of 27.42 g. Within a double wreath divided into four quarters by an annulet at 0°, 90°, 180° and 270°, Latin cross above Γ° - S. Rev. Plain. Bendall 112. CPAI 3, 2, 160. MAH 22. With a green patina on the top and a red one on the edges and bottom. Slight surface roughness covering the design, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1060
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN/AEGEAN AREA. Circa 6th-7th century. Weight of 2-ounkia (Brass, once inlaid with silver, 30x7 mm, 45.08 g), a thick discoid commercial weight with a convex double-grooved profile (as MAH A30), slightly raised rims, small centering holes on the flat recessed top and bottom, ounce of 22.54 g. Within a double wreath divided into four quarters by an annulet at 0°, 90°, 180° and 270°, Latin cross above Γ°- Β. Rev. Plain. CPAI 3, 2, 174. With an attractive olive-green patina overlaid by earthen deposits. Good very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1061
Circa 6th-7th century. Weight of 1-ounkion (Brass, inlaid with silver, 26x5mm, 24.79 g), a thick discoid commercial weight with a convex double-grooved profile (MAH A 30) and raised rims; recessed top and bottom, the top with a large centering hole and the bottom with a raised centering point within an incuse circle, ounce of 24.79 g. Latin cross above Γ° - Α within an indistinct wreath. Rev. Plain. CF MAH 155. Chisel cuts on edge, considerable remains of deposits, including a large lump on the bottom, scratches (both contemporary and from modern cleaning), fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1062
Circa 6th-7th century. Weight of 6-nomismata (Brass, 27x7mm, 25.49 g), a discoid coin weight with recessed top and bottom, centering holes and a plain edge between two grooves (as MAH A23), nomisma of 4.25 g. Ν°- S with scroll ornament above and below. Rev. Plain. Bendall 140. CPAI 3, 2, 552. Dusty grey-green patina. Fine.
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Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1063
Circa 6th-7th century. Weight of 6-nomismata (Brass, 26x7mm, 26.03 g), a discoid coin weight with recessed top and bottom, centering holes and a plain edge between two grooves (as MAH A23), nomisma of 4.33 g. Ν°- S with cross above; all within simple wreath. Rev. Plain. Bendall 139. Cf. MAH 186. Blackish-gold surfaces. Good fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1064
Circa 6th-7th century. Weight of 5-nomismata (Brass, 26x7mm, 21.93 g), a discoid coin weight with recessed top and bottom, centering holes and a plain edge between two grooves (as MAH A23), nomisma of 4.38 g. Ν - Ε within a central panel; above and below, punctate ornaments. Rev. Plain. Cf. CPAI 3,2, 558 and 559 (4-nomismata). Dark patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1065
Circa 6th-7th century. Weight of 5-nomismata (Brass, 25x5mm, 22.26 g), a discoid coin weight with recessed top and bottom, centering holes and a plain edge between two grooves (as MAH A23), nomisma of 4.43 g. Ν°- ϵ with scroll ornament above and below. Rev. Plain. CPAI 3, 2, 555-556. Blackish-gold patina. Some heavy traces of corrosion and some heavy red encrustations, otherwise, fine.
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Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1066
Circa 6th-7th century. Weight of 4-nomismata (Brass, 23x7mm, 17.69 g), a discoid coin weight with recessed top and bottom, centering holes and a plain edge between two grooves (as MAH A23), nomisma of 4.42 g. Ν°- Δ with cross above Rev. Plain. CPAI 3, 2, 561. Dusty grey patina. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
A lovely weight of 3-nomismata
Lot 1067
Circa 6th-7th century, or later. Weight of 3-nomismata (Brass, 20x4mm, 13.21 g), a discoid coin weight with two small grooves on the edge (as MAH A 14), a flat bottom, and a slightly concave top with a prominent, raised, centering boss, nomisma of 4.40 g. Ν°- Γ with cross above. Rev. Plain. Cf. CPAI 3, 2, 574. Cf. MAH 286 (9th-13th century?). With a dark brown-gold patina and rough surfaces. About very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
A clear weight of 3-nomismata with a dark patina
Lot 1068
Circa 6th-7th century. Weight of 3-nomismata (Brass, inlaid with silver (?), 27x3mm, 13.07 g), a discoid coin weight with a flat top and bottom and a plain edge (as MAH A1), nomisma of 4.35 g. Ν- Γ within wreath; letters inlaid, probably with silver. Rev. Plain. CPAI 3, 2, 568. Clear and with a dark patina. Very fine.
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Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1069
Circa 6th-7th century. Weight of 3-nomismata (Brass, once inlaid with silver, 20x5mm, 13.49 g), a discoid coin weight with recessed top and bottom, centering holes and a plain edge between two grooves (as MAH A23), nomisma of 4.49 g. Ν- Γ with cross above; all within wreath; cross and letters once inlaid with silver. Rev. Plain. Cf. Bendall 145. Cf. MAH 256. Dark patina. Good fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
A very rare weight of 2-nomismata
Lot 1070
Circa 6th-7th century, or later. Weight of 2-nomismata (?) (Brass, 18x5mm, 9.02 g), probably a discoid coin weight with recessed top and bottom, centering holes and a plain, convex edge (as MAH A6), nomisma of 4.51 g. Centering hole with slightly raised rims within a surrounding depression, all at the center of a convex field ornamented with punched decoration - possibly with letters but none are visible due to encrustations Rev. Plain with a centering hole with a slightly raised rim. No similar piece found. Covered in reddish-green encrustations. About very fine.
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Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 1071
Circa 6th - 7th century. Two weights, for a semissis and a tremissis (Glass, 18mm, 3.71 g), deep blue. The heavier has a cruciform monogram, probably to be resolved as CΕΡΓΙΟΥ, and the lighter has a square monogram, which has been explained as being the same as that of Justin II & Sofia Rev. Plain. The first, CPAI 3, 2, 734; the second, Bendall 198 and DOC I, p. 218, 60. Attractive deep blue color. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A very intriguing weight of 1-nomisma
Lot 1072
6th/7th century. Weight of 1-nomisma (Brass, 13x12x2mm, 4.24 g), a square coin weight with angled edges (as MAH B4), nomisma of 4.24 g. Square monogram of Λ-Ε-ω-Ν-Τ-Ι-Ο-Υ, in incuse. Rev. Plain. No parallel found as yet. A clear example with a green patina and earthen highlights in the monogram. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A lovely bowl-shaped weight of 2-ounkia
Lot 1073
Circa 11th-13th century. Weight of 2-ounkia (Bronze, 35x27x12mm, 47.63 g), bowl-shaped, shallow, with a centering point on the interior bottom and, barely visible, on the exterior; rim ornamented with two concentric circles, ounkion of 23.81 g. Cf. CPAI 3, 2, 685 & 693. Gray-green surfaces overlaid with earth. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 100 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
A rare Tram of Hetoum I
Lot 1086
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Hetoum I, 1226-1270. Tram (Silver, 23mm, 2.93 g 2), Bilingual issue with Seljuq ruler Kayqubad I, 1226-1236. Hetoum on horseback riding right, head facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and reins; to left, cross Rev. Three line Arabic inscription. Album 1214. Rare and unusually nice for this difficult issue. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 276 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1087
ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Hetoum I, 1226-1270. Tram (Silver, 22mm, 2.87 g 7), Bilingual issue with 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. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
A lovely Tank of Levon I
Lot 1088
Cilician Armenia. Levon I, 1198-1219. Tank (Bronze, 29mm, 7.36 g 7). Armenian legend around crowned leonine head facing slightly to right. Rev. Armenian legend around patriarchal cross, star on either side. Cf. AC 308. Earthern deposits. Good very fine.
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Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1089
Cilician Armenia. Levon I, 1198-1219. Tank (Bronze, 28mm, 7.01 g 11). Armenian legend around crowned leonine head facing slightly to right. Rev. Armenian legend around patriarchal cross, star on either side. Cf. AC 308. Some very light roughness in the fields, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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