obolos 7
9 July 2017
Webauction
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.48 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 492-507. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Anastasius 3/4 facing, his head turned slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCC A / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long cross; to left, star. DOC (3a). MIBE 4. SB 3. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 492-507. D N ANASTASIVS P P AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Anastasius facing, holding spear with his right hand over his right shoulder and with a shield, embellished with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG Θ / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross; in field to right, star. DOC 3. MIB 4. SB 3. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
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Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.49 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 10th officina , 491-498. DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVC Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius 3/4 facing to right, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVCCC I / CONOB Victory standing left, holding long cross; to right, star. DOC 3i; MIBE 4a; SB 3. Some minor scratches and die breaks on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
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Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 9th officina, 545-565. D N IVSTINI ANVS PP AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield decorated with soldier on horseback motif in left. Rev. VICTORI A AVGGG Θ / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in left hand and long staff in right; star to right. DOC 9i. MIBE 7. SB 140. A sharp, very interesting specimen. Apparently overstruck on a same type, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
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Justinian I, 527-565. Nummus (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.79 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, 527-562. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian to right. Rev. Δ (value mark) flanked with A P. SB 196. MIBE 176 DOC 101 var. Rare and very interesting. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Justinian I, 527-565. Pentanummium (Bronze, 18 mm, 2.13 g, 7 h), Theoupolis (Antioch), 542. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian to right . Rev. Large Є with cross at center. DOC 269. MIBE 142. SB 242. A magnificent, clear example with light brown patina and nice golden toning. Very fine.
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Anonymous, time of Justinian I, circa 530. Siliqua (Silver, 11 mm, 0.87 g, 9 h), Constantinople. Helmeted and draped bust of Constantinopolis right. Rev. K within border of dots. Bendall, Anonymous 8c; Kent 28; Vagi 3051. Some striking flatnes on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
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Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Follis (Bronze, 29 mm, 11.76 g, 6 h), Theoupolis (Antioch), RY 7 = 588/9. ΠITNATS [...] P P V Crowned bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa with his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in his left. Rev. A / N / N / O - II / U / tHEUP’ Large m; above, cross. DOC 155. SB 532. Lovely reddish sand patina. Some areas of weak striking, otherwise, very fine.
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Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 8th officina , 609-610. d N FOCAS PERP AVC Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGU H / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, christogram-topped cross in his right. DOC 10h. MIB 9. SB 620. Slightly off center. Die flaws on the obverse and mini graffito on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
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Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.48 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 10th officina, 607-610. dN FOCAS PERP AVC Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGU I / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, christogram-topped cross in his right. DOC 10j. MIBE 11. SB 620. Slightly off center with some striking flatness and a scratch on reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
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Phocas, 602-610. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 28 mm, 9.78 g, 12 h), Theoupolis, year 2 = 603-4. To left, Phocas, crowned holding globus cruciger; to right Leontia, nimbate and crowned, holding cross-tipped scepter, in field above cross. Rev. ANNO II / THEUP´ Huge M (value), above cross. DOC 84. MIBE 83a. SB 671. Attractive, nice details. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
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Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.33 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 5th officina, c. 616-625. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP A Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left larger and bearded, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right smaller and beardless; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺႯ B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 13e. MIB 11. SB 738. A nice well centered example. Some flatness and a die break on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
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Heraclius, 610-641. Follis (Bronze, 28 mm, 11.78 g, 6 h), Cyzicus, RY 2 = 611/2. d N hRACLI PERP AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing, holding cross in his right hand and shield with his left. Rev. A / N / N / O - II / KYZ Large M; above, cross. DOC 168a. MIB 184. SB 839. A nicely struck example with dark patina and attractive light sand deposits. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
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Extremelly important triple overstrike follis of Heraclius
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Follis (Bronze, 32 mm, 12.16 g), Nicomedia, 612-614. D N N N fragmentary inscription Heraclius [and Heraclius Constantine] standing facing, each holding globus cruciger. Rev. ΑΝΝΟ ΙΙΙ (or III) NIKO Large M; cross above, B below. DOC 158-159. Extremely important overstike. Good fine.
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Constans II, 641-668. Semissis (Gold, 18 mm, 2.18 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 641-666. d N CONSTANTINЧS P P A 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 well-centered and lustrous piece. Minor die rust, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
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Constans II, 641-668. Semissis (Gold, 17 mm, 2.20 g, 6 h), 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 attractive and sharply struck example. Light scratch on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
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Constantine IV Pogonatus, with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.32 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 2nd officina, 674-681. d N CONST-ANЧS PP Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine IV 3/4 facing, bearded and holding a spear with his right hand and with a decorated shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTOA AVÇ B / CONOB Cross potent on three steps between standing figures of Heraclius on left and Tiberius on right; both crowned, wearing a chlamys and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. DOC 8b. MIB 7a. SB 1154. Magnificent example, well struck in a short flan. Extremely fine.
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Constantine IV Pogonatus, with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina, 674-681. d N CON [A] NЧS P 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 Γ / CONOB Cross potent on three steps flanked by Heraclius and Tiberius, both wearing crown and chlamys, holding globus cruciger. DOC 10b. MIB 7. SB 1156. Nicely toned and struck. Areas of striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
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Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.32 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 7th officina, 681-685. P CONSTANUS P P A Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Constantine IV facing, turned slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORA AVGV Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 14 (not this officina listed). MIB 10. Sear 1157. Beautifully well struck and well centered with an amazing portrait of Constantine and an exceptional luster. Some minor striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
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Justinian II, First reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 9th officina, 685-686. IUSTINIANUS PE AV Crowned beardless bust of Justinian II facing, wearing chlamys and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORA AVGU Θ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1 var. (unlisted officina for type) MIB 1. SB 1242. A rare, beautifully well struck piece from an apparently unpublished officina. Some scratches on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
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Justinian II, First reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 18 mm, 4.24 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 10th officina, 686-687. IUSTINIANUS PE AV Crowned beardless bust of Justinian II facing, wearing chlamys and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGU I / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 2 (unlisted officina) MIB 2. SB 1243. Sharp details on a small flan; beautiful luster. Minor striking flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
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Justinian II, First reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.30 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 1st officina, 687-692. D IUSTINIA-NUS PE AV Crowned and bearded bust of Justinian II facing, with a cross on circlet on the crown, wearing chlamys and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVgU A/ CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 5a. MIB 6. Sear 1246. Sharp details on a spread flan with an amazing portrait of Justinian. Die break on the obverse and minor letter flatting, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 800 CHF
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.23 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina, 687-692. D IUSTINIA-NUS PE AV Crowned and bearded bust of Justinian II facing, with a cross on circlet on the crown, wearing chlamys and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVgU Γ/ CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 5. Some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 600 CHF
Justinian II, First reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 10th officina, 692-695. IhS CRISTOS REX REGNANTIuM Draped bust of Christ facing, with long hair and full beard, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; behind head, cross. Rev. D IuSTINIANuS SERu ChRISTI I / CONOP Justinian II, crowned, bearded and wearing loros, standing facing, holding cross potent on base and two steps in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 7 (but this officina not recorded). MIB 8a. SB 11248. With a great portrait of Justinian II. Areas of flan flatness and minor scratches and die flaws, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2550 CHF
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Justinian II, First reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.27 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 5th officina, 692-695. IhS CRISTЧS REX REGNANTIЧM Draped bust of Christ facing, with long hair and full beard, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; behind head, cross. Rev. D N IVSTINIANVS SERV CHRISTI E / CONOB Justinian II, crowned, bearded and wearing loros, standing facing, holding cross potent on base and two steps in his right hand and akakia in his left. DOC 7e. MIB 8. SB 1248. Well centered and clear, a beautiful example. Struck from somewhat worn dies, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
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Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.37 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 1st officina . d TIbERIႷ S PE AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius III facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺႷ A / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC (1a). MIB 1. SB 1360. Well centered lustrous example. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 780 CHF
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Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Splidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.45 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 2nd officina . d tIbЄRI-ЧS 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 B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1b. MIB 1. SB 1360. Beautiful, well centered example in a short as usual flan. Some areas of flat striking, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.41 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina. d TIbERIႷ S PE AV Crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius III facing, holding spear in his right hand and with shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVႺႷ Γ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1(not this officina attested). MIB 1. SB 1360. Sharply struck on a short flan, apparently unpublished with this officina and field mark. Some scratches on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Follis (Copper, 17 mm, 1.81 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 792-797. Bust of Irene facing, wearing crown with pinnacles and pendilia and loros, holding a cross on globe in her right hand and a cross-tipped scepter in 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 chocolate patina. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
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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
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Leo VI the Wise, 886-912. Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 7.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + LEON BASILEYS ROM’ Crowned, facing bust of Leo VI, wearing chlamys and holding akakia. Rev. + LEON EN ΘΕΟ ΒΑSILEYS ROMEON in four lines. DOC 8. SB 1729. Well struck and sharp with nice details . Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
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Leo VI the Wise, 886-912. Follis (Bronze, 26 mm, 7.74 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + LEON BASILEYS ROM’ Crowned, facing bust of Leo VI, wearing chlamys and holding akakia. Rev. + LEON EN ΘΕΟ ΒΑSILEYS ROMEON in four lines. DOC 8. SB 1729. Exceptionally well struck and sharp with a lovely golden-brown patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
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Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus I, Stephen, and Constantine , 913-959. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 3.03 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 931-944. IhSUS XRISTUS NICA Cross potent on three steps; oval medallion with bearded bust of Romanus at center; in the field RW-MA; all within triple border with four equally spaced pellets. Rev. ++ ROMANO CONSTANT STEFANOS CE CONSTAN E H XΩ Β Ρ + in five lines, within triple border adorned with 8 equally spaced pellets. DOC 20. Sear 1755. Rare, well centered with nice details. Good very fine.
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Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 945-959. +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIЧm Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with three pellets in the arms, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospel book in his left. Rev. COnSTAnT CЄ ROmAn' AЧGG bR Crowned facing busts of Constantine, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Romanus, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross. DOC 15; SB 1751. Very attractive, well struck and well centered. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Histamenon (Gold, 27 mm, 4.42 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 1019-1025. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; crescents in upper quarters of nimbus. Rev. +bASIL C CONStANTI bR Crowned half-length busts of Basil, wearing loros, and Constantine, wearing chlamys, holding long, plain cross between them. DOC 6a. SB 1800. Very attractive, clear and lightly toned; on a spread flan. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
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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: 220 CHF
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Michael VII Ducas, with Maria, 1071-1078. Tetarteron nomisma (Gold, 18 mm, 4.04 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +ΘΚΕ ΒΟΗΘ / MHP ΘV Facing bust of the Theotokos, orans, holding nimbate bust of the infant Christ. Rev. +ΜΙΧΑΗΛ S ΜΑΡΙΑ Crowned facing busts of Michael and Maria, both holding between them long cross with X on shaft. DOC 4. SB 1871. Reverse off center and with a minor die break on 3h, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Constantine IX Monomachus, 1042-1055. Histamenon (Gold, 28 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhS XIS REX RESnΛnTIhM 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. +CωhStAhTIhUS 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: 280 CHF
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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: 180 CHF
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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
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 27 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 RACΛ O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with pellet on shaft, and globus cruciger. DOC 1b. SB 1847. Small planchet defect on right side, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 26 mm, 4.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhS IXS REX REGNANTIhm 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. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 26 mm, 4.08 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhS IXS REX REGNANTINM 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. Faint graffito on the reverse, otherwise. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 26 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 RACΛ O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum with pellet on shaft, and globus cruciger. DOC 1b. SB 1847. Small die break beneath globus cruciger on reverse, otherwise. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Histamenon (Gold, 27 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople. KωN – MX – ANΔ Three figures standing facing; Michel VII, in centre, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum-headed sceptre and akakia; Constantius, on left and Andronicus, on right, both crowned in similar attire, each holding globus cruciger and akakia; all standing on footstools and all beardless. Rev. + RωMAN. - εVΔΠΠτM Three figures standing facing; Christ, nimbate, in centre, on footstool, crowning Romanus on left and Eudocia on rigth, both wearing crown and loros and holding globus cruciger ; in upper field, IC – XC. DOC 1. SB 1859. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 26 mm, 4.31 g, 6 h), 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, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), Emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h), Magnesia, 1232-1254. IC - XC Christ, nimbate, seated facing on throne, holding book of Gospels and raising right hand in benediction. Rev. MHP - ΘV Fragmentary inscription The Virgin Mary, on the right, standing facing and raising her right hand to crown the emperor, standing facing on the left. DOC 5. SB 2073. Well centered. Obverse double struck; minor graffito, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 26 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), 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. Obverse slightly double struck, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Empire of Nicaea. John III Ducas called Vatatzes, 1221-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27 mm, 4.73 g, 6 h), Magnesia, Circa 1232-1254. Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, raising right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in left; in field above, IC – XC. Rev. (Iw – I/P/F/V) ? John standing on left wearing divitision and loros , holding akakia and labarum , crowned by the Virgin standing on right; at sides of the Virgin’s head, MP – ΘV. DOC 5. SB 2073. Flatness in spots as is usual for this issue, otherwise. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Trachy (Bronze, 18 mm, 1.31 g, 12 h), Large module. Bust of Christ facing. Rev. Emperor standing front, holding scepter in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. SB 2024. DOC 4 (type D). Dark brown patina, clipped as usual. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Hyperpyron (Gold, 26 mm, 4.14 g, 6 h), 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. 1261-1282. Nice, attractive and well-centered. Some graffito on reverse and with the usual striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Michael VIII Palaeologus, as Emperor of Nicaea, 1258-1261. Hyperpyron (Gold, 24 mm, 4.13 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 1261-1282. 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. Some striking flatness, otherwise. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Michael VIII Palaeologus, as Emperor of Nicaea, 1258-1261. Hyperpyron (Gold, 24 mm, 4.15 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 1261-1282. 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. Some striking flatness, otherwise. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 23 mm, 4.06 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1294-1303. Bust of the Virgin orans within the city walls furnished with six groups of towers. Rev. IC - XC Fragmentary inscription Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II and Michael IX kneeling to either side. DOC 243. SB 2396. Areas of weak striking and some graffito on the reverse, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
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