nomos 8
22 October 2013
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Maurice Tiberius. 582-602. Solidus (Gold, 22mm, 4.50 g 7), Constantinople, 583/4-602. dNmAVRC TIb PP AVc Draped and cuirassed bust of Maurice facing, wearing plumed helmet with diadem and pendillia, and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVCCH / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding rho-topped cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 5h. MIB 6. S 478. Very well struck and lustrous. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Artavasdus. 742-743. (Gold, 21mm, 4.41 g 6), Constantinople. dARTAUASDOS MULT Bust of Artavasdus facing, with slight beard, wearing chlamys and a crown with cross on circlet, and holding patriarchal cross in his right hand. Rev. dNIChFORUS MULTU A Bust of Nicephorus facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and a crown with cross on circlet, and holding patriarchal cross in his right hand. DOC 2a. SB 1542. Extremely rare. A beautifully struck and splendid example. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 35000 CHF
Irene. 797-802. Solidus (Gold, 18mm, 4.43 g 6), Constantinople. ϵIRInH bASILISSH Bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with cross, pinnacles and pendilia, holding a globus cruciger in her right hand and a cross tipped scepter in her left. Rev. ϵIRInH bASILISSHΘ Bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with cross, pinnacles and pendilia, holding a globus cruciger in her right hand and a cross tipped scepter in her left. DOC 1a. SB 1599. Very rare. A superb, perfectly struck example, perfectly centered. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF
Michael VII Ducas. 1071-1078. Follis (Bronze, 24mm, 6.30 g 7), Constantinople. IC XC Bust of Christ facing, wearing tunic and himation, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospel book in his left; behind him, cross; to left and right, below cross bar, six-pointed star; on book, pellets. Rev. +MIX... Crowned bust of Michael VII facing, wearing loros and holding a labarum in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. DOC 14b. SB 1878. Dark brown patina. Overstruck on an Anonymous G follis. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Estimate: 150 CHF
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