obolos 9
25 March 2018
Webauction
Late Roman and Byzantine. (26.00 g). Lot of 7 Gold and 2 Silver Late Roman and Byzantine Coins: Zeno (1 solidus and 1 semissis); Anastasius I (tremissis); Phocas (semissis); Constantine IV (solidus); Constantine V with Leo IV (solidus); Basil II with Constantine VIII (AR miliaresion); Romanus III (histamenon); Manuel I of Trebizond (AR asper). Generally about very fine (9).
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Late Roman and Byzantine. (Bronze, 96.00 g). Lot of 12 Late Roman and Byzantine Bronze coins: Arcadius (3); Anastasius I; Justinian I (3); Justin II and Sophia; Jusstinian II; Basil I with Leo and Constantine; Constantine X with Eudocia; Manuel I. Average fine to very fine and patinated (12).
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 60 CHF
Justin I, 518-527. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 6th officina, 522-527. D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Justin I three quarter facing, turned slightly to the right, holding spear in his right hand and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVG G G S / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; in right field, star. DOC 2f. MIBE 3. SB 56. Sharp and well centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Rare Solidus of Justinian minted in Rome
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Rome, 1st officina, 537-542. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield with his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG A / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross with right hand and globus cruciger in left; in field to right, star. DOC 318b. MIB 29. SB 289. Rare. Fine details for the type; well centered on a broad flan. With traces of mounting, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1st officina, 545-565. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield with his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG A / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by staurogram and globus cruciger; star to right. DOC 9a. MIBE 7. SB 140. Traces of mounting and lightly struck, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Justin II, 565-578. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.44 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 3rd officina. D N I-VSTI-NVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin II facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield with his left. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG Γ / CONOB Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, head to right, holding scepter with her right hand and globus cruciger in her left. DOC 4 var. (not this officina attested). MIB 5. SB 345. Toned. Grafitto on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 10th officina. d M TIb CONSTANT P P AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius Constantine facing, wearing plumed helmet with diadem and pendillia, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORI AVGG I / CONOB Cross potent on base and four steps. DOC 4j. MIB 4. SB 422. Toned. Some areas struck flat, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Impressive Follis of Phocas struck in Cyzicus
Phocas, 602-610. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 32 mm, 10.40 g, 6 h), Cyzicus, 1st officina, 605-606. d N FOCAS PERP AVG Bust of Phocas facing, wearing consular robes and crown with cross on circlet, holding mappa in his right hand and cross in his left; cross on left field. Rev. ANNO IIII, XXXX / KYZ A. DOC 72a. MIB 76. SB 665. Unusually clear and well-struck, with a nice green patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Heraclius, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 5th officina, 610-613. dN hERACLI-US PP AVC Draped and cuirassed facing bust of Heraclius, wearing crown with plume and holding a cross in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ E / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 3b. MIB 5. SB 731. Toned. Bang on edge at 10h, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 5th officina, 613-616. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P AVC 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 AVGY E / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 8e. MIB 8a. SB 734. Sharp, clear and toned. Some striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.51 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 7th officina, 616-625. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P AVC 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 AVGЧ Z / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 13f. MIB 11. SB 738. Minor grafitto on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 10th officina, 629-631. dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST P P AV Crowned, with cross on circlet, draped and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, on the left, with long beard, and Heraclius Constantine, on the right; between them above, cross. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ IT / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 28 var. (this officina unrecorded). MIB 33. SB 753. Scarce. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 9th officina, 686-687. IUSTINIA-NUS PE AV Crowned beardless bust of Justinian II facing, wearing chlamys and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGU Θ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 4 var. (unlisted officina). MIB 4. SB 1245. Well struck and clear. Obverse struck from a rusty die and with a stain, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V, 717-741. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 725-732. d N D LEO-N P A MЧL M• Crowned and bearded bust of Leo facing, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. Rev. d N CONST-ANTINЧS M Crowned bust of Constantine facing, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. DOC 5. SB 1504. Toned; well centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Theophilus, with Constantine and Michael II, 829-842. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 830/1-840. *ΘEOFILOS bASIL E Θ Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross and akakia. Rev. +MIXAHL S COnSTnhTIN' Facing busts of Michael and Constantine, each wearing crown with cross and chlamys; above, cross. DOC 3d. SB 1653. Marks and scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Theophilus, with Constantine and Michael II, 829-842. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 830/1-840. *ΘEOFILOS bASIL E Θ Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross and akakia. Rev. +MIXAHL S COnSTnhTIN' Facing busts of Michael and Constantine, each wearing crown with cross and chlamys; between them dot with cross above. DOC 3d. SB 1653. With traces of mounting at 12h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine VII, 867-886. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 868-879. +IҺS XRS REX REGNANTIЧM* Christ, nimbate, seated facing, wearing chiton, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of gospels in his left. Rev. bASILIOS ET CONSTANT AVGG b' Crowned facing busts of Basil, with short beard and loros, and Constantine, beardless and wearing chlamys; holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 2. SB 1704. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Basil I the Macedonian, with Constantine VII, 867-886. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.66 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 868-879. +bASI / LIOSCЄ / CONStAn / tIns PIStV / bASILIS / ROMEO' in six lines within triple circle of pellets. Rev. IhSuS XRI-StuS nICA Cross potent on base and three steps, with globe below; all within triple circle of dots, without added pellets. DOC 7. SB 1708. A lovely toned example. Minor marks and slightly clipped, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Constantine VIII, 1025-1028. Histamenon (Gold, 26 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinople. + IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, with cross nimbus, holding book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right in benediction. Rev. + CWnSTAnTIn BASILEUS ROM Constantine VIII facing, wearing crown, collar piece and loros, and holding akakia in his left hand and cross-topped labarum in his right. DOC 1. SB 1815. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 25 mm, 4.42 g, 5 h), Constantinople. +IhI XIS REX REGNANThIm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. + KωN BACIΛ O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding, with his right hand, labarum with pellet on shaft, and, in his left, a globus cruciger. DOC 1b. SB 1847. Well centered on a broad flan. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Histamenon (Gold, 26 mm, 4.46 g, 5 h), Constantinople. KωN MX ANΔ Michael standing facing, holding labarum and akakia, between Constantius and Andronicus, each holding globus cruciger and akakia. Rev. + RωMAN. - εVΔΠΠτM Christ standing facing on footstool, crowning Romanus and Eudocia, each holding globus cruciger. DOC 2. SB 1861. Well centered on a broad flan; fine details. Very minor graffito on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Histamenon (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC-XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, with cross nimbus, holding book in his left hand and raising his right in benediction. Rev. +MIXAHΛ BACIΛ O Δ Half-length facing bust of Michael VII, wearing loros, crown with cross and pendilia, and holding labarum with pellet on the shaft in his right hand, and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2. SB 1868. Toned; nice portrait of Jesus Christ. Some striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Histamenon (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.22 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC-XC Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, with cross nimbus, holding book in his left hand and raising his right in benediction. Rev. +MIXAHΛ BACIΛ O Δ Half-length facing bust of Michael VII, wearing loros, crown with cross and pendilia, and holding labarum with pellet on the shaft in his right hand, and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 2c. SB 1868. Well centered on a broad flan. Grafitto and scrapes on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 29 mm, 4.44 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC-XC Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne. Rev. +NIKHΦ ΔE Tω BOTANIAT' Constantine standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger; saltire cross on shaft, four pellets in loros end, droplet below globus cruciger. DOC 3b. SB 1881. Attractively toned; well struck on a ragged flan. Flan crack. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Hyperpyron (Gold, 31 mm, 4.30 g, 6 h), Reform coinage, Constantinople, 1092-1118. + KE RO-HΘEI / IC - XC Christ seated facing, nimbate, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in his left. Rev. A ΛE ΞIΩ ΔECΠOTΗ - TW KO MNH NΩ Alexius standing facing, crowned, wearing jeweled robes and holding labarum in his right hand and cross on globe in his left; above, Manus Dei; six pellets on chlamys border. DOC 20c. SB 1912. Toned; struck on an impressive large flan. Scratches on the obverse and flan somewhat crinkled, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Hyperpyron (Gold, 28 mm, 3.91 g, 6 h), Third series, Constantinople, 1137-1143. + KE ROHΘEI / IC-XC Christ, nimbate, seated facing on throne, holding book of Gospels and raising right hand in benediction. Rev. +Iω ΔECΠOTH / MHP-ΘY The Virgin Mary, on the right, standing facing and raising her right hand to crown the emperor, standing facing on the left. DOC 3aSB 1940. Toned, and surprisingly well struck. Graffito on obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Hyperpyron (Gold, 30 mm, 4.26 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 1143-1152. + KE BOHΘEI / IC-XC Nimbate facing bust of Christ, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels; divergent arms of cross. Rev. MANOYHΛ ΔECΠOT - TW ΠOPΦYPOΓNHT Manuel standing facing, holding labarum and patriarchal globus, manus Dei above. DOC 1a. SB 1956. Well centered on a broad flan; attractive details, nicely toned. Obverse double struck and some flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus, 1195-1203. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27 mm, 4.19 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1197-1203. + KE ROHΘEI / IC - XC Christ Pantokrator standing facing on daïs. Rev. AΛEZIω ΔECΠO Tω KOMNHNω / ΘEK Alexius and St. Constantine standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 1b. SB 2008. Well centered. Graffiti on both sides (extensively on the obverse), otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 28 mm, 4.29 g, 6 h), Magnesia. 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. fragmentary inscription John on left wearing divitision and loros, holding anexikakia in his left hand and labarum in his right, crowned by the Virgin on right. DOC 3ff. SB 2073. Toned and well centered. Some striking flatness from striking, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 3.99 g, 5 h), Class II, Constantinople, 1294-1320. MP-ΘV /P Half-length figure of the Virgin Mary, orans, within city walls with six towers. Rev. Fragmentary inscription /IC - XC Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus and Michael kneeling to left and right, respectively. DOC 256 (signa 69). SB 2396. Toned and unusually well-struck. Clipped as usual, and some minor marks and flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Justinian I, 527-565. (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.40 g, 6 h), 16 Nummia, Thessalonica, 527-562. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian to right. Rev. A IS P / TES Above, cross flanked by two stars. BMC 167-169. DOC 98c. SB 177. Attractive bold portrait. Irregular flan as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 25 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Impressive Follis of Justinian I
Justinian I, 527-565. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 39 mm, 22.90 g, 8 h), Constantinople, year 16 = 541/2. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; in field to right, cross. Rev. ANNO / XЧ / CON Large M; above, cross; below, B. DOC 40b. SB 163. Well struck on a broad flan, with unusual nice details for the type. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.51 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 2nd officina, 582-583/4. DN MAVRIC TIBE P P AVG Draped and cuirassed bust of Maurice facing, wearing plumed helmet with diadem and pendillia, and holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG B / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding rho-topped cross in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 4 (unlisted officina). SB 477. Obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 175 CHF
Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Hexagram (Silver, 21 mm, 6.45 g, 7 h), Constantinople, circa 632-635. d N N ҺERACLIЧS ET HERA CONSTA (sic) Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine seated facing on double throne, both holding globus cruciger; cross above. Rev. dEЧS AdIЧTA ROMANIS / I Cross potent on globe set on three steps. DOC 62. SB 796. Toned. Reverse struck off centre, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople 2nd officina. 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 B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 14a. MIB 10. Sear 1157. A bright and clear example. Some striking flatness and die break on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Justinian II, First reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.30 g, 6 h), Constantinople 10th officina, 686-687. 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 I/ CONOB. DOC 5i. MIB 6. Sear 1246. Lustrous, well struck and beautiful. Slightly bent and with minor medal flaw on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 620 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Justinian II, First reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.36 g, 7 h), Constantinople 4th 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. VICTORA AVgU Δ / CONOBΓ Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 6b. MIB 7. SB 1247. Elegant details on a rather small flan. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Tiberius III (Apsimar), 698-705. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.47 g, 6 h), Constantinople. d TIbERIY 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 AVGY HΔ / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1 (unattested officina). MIB 1. SB 1360. Magnificent portrait, sharply struck with beautiful luster. Both sides slightly off center, minor scratch on reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 450 CHF
Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V, 717-741. 40 Nummia or Follis (Bronze, 10.64 g), Constantinople, 717-741. Lot of 2 Bronze Coins. 1. 24 mm, 5.81 g, 6h. SB 1515 2. 21 mm, 4.83 g, 6h. SB 1516. Both with nice patinas and good details for type. Good very fine or better (2).
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot of Seven Byzantine Coins. 6th to 8th century AD. (Bronze, 81.98 g). Average good to fine (7).
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Leo IV the Khazar, with Constantine VI, Leo III, and Constantine V, 775-780. Follis (Bronze, 24 mm, 4.61 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 778-780. Leo IV and Constantine VI, both wearing crown and chlamys, seated facing on a double throne with curved arms; cross in field above. Rev. Crowned facing busts of Leo III and Constantine V, both wearing loros, set on horizontal bar; cross in field above, two pellets to left, three pellets to right; below, MA, flanked by X and N. DOC 6.5-6. SB 1587. Green-brown surfaces. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Theophilus, with Michael III, 829-842. Miliaresion (Silver, 24 mm, 1.98 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 840-842. +ΘEO/FILOS S MI/XAHL EC ΘE / ЬASILIS RO / MAION in five lines. Rev. hSЧS XRIStЧS hICA Cross potent set on three steps. DOC 12. SB 1664. An exceptional sharp example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Theophilus, 829-842. Follis (Bronze, 28 mm, 7.93 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 830/1-842. ΘEOFIL BASIL Crowned half-length bust of Theophilus facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger. Rev. +ΘEO/FILE AVS/OVSTESV/ hICAS in four lines. DOC 15. SB 1667. Tiber patina. Some roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus I, 913-959. Miliaresion (Silver, 23 mm, 2.47 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 945-959. +COҺST'T' ΠORFVROG' CE ROMAҺO EҺ X'ω EVSEЬ' Ь' RωMEOҺ (sic) within three borders of dots with pellets. Rev. IҺSЧS XRISTЧS ҺICA Cross crosslet, with saltire cross at center; all set upon three steps; below, globus. DOC 21. SB 1757. Sharp and bright; very interesting variation of the legend. Some flatness from striking and double struck reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, 913-959. Follis (Bronze, 26 mm, 5.49 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 944-959. + COҺST ЬASIL RωM Crowned bust of Constantine facing, holding globus cruciger and akakia. Rev. + COҺST / EҺ ӨEO ЬA/SILEVS R/OMEOҺ in four lines. DOC 26. SB 1761 (see note). Dark brown patina. A particularly attractive and academically important example, overstruck on a follis of Romanus I Lecapenus minted in Constantinople at 920-944, SB 1760. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, 913-959. Follis (Bronze, 24 mm, 7.84 g, 5 h), Constantinople, 945-950. + COҺST ЬASIL ROM' Crowned bust of Constantine facing, holding globus cruciger and akakia. Rev. + COҺST / EҺ ӨEO ЬA/SILEVS R/OMEOҺ in four lines. DOC 26. SB 1761. Pleasant patina; well struck and clear example. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Anonymous Folles, time of John I, circa 969-976. (Bronze, 25 mm, 7.22 g, 5 h), Class A1, Constantinople. +EMMANOVHL (sic) / IC XC Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev. + IҺSЧS/XRISTЧS/ЬASILEЧ/ЬASILE in four lines. SB 1793. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025. Miliaresion (Silver, 22 mm, 2.42 g, 12 h), Constantinople, 977-989. En TOVTω nICA T' bASILEI C CωnST' Patriarchal cross crosslet, with pellet in globe at the middle, on globe at the base with four steps; to left, crowned facing bust of Basil II, bearded and wearing loros; to right, crowned facing bust of Constantine, beardless and wearing chlamys; triple linear border. Rev. + bASIL' / C CωnSTAn /ΠORFVROG' / ΠISTOI bAS / RωMAIω' and with an ornament above and below; all within triple linear border. DOC 17a. SB 1810. Nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. (Gold, 26 mm, 4.38 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. Obverse somewhat weakly struck, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067. Histamenon (Gold, 25 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), Constantinople. +IhI XIS REX REGNANTIhm Christ, nimbate, seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. + KωN BACIΛ O ΔOVKAC Constantine standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding, with his right hand, labarum with pellet on shaft, and, in his left, a globus cruciger. DOC 1a. SB 1847. Well struck and centered example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Michael VII Ducas, 1071-1078. Nummus (Bronze, 25 mm, 6.42 g, 6 h). Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; star to each side. Rev. + MIXAHΛ BACIΛ O Δ Crowned bust of Michael facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger. DOC 14. SB 1878. Most attractive dark brown patina. Overstruck as usual, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Tetarteron (Bronze, 14 mm, 1.44 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. [A Δ] K Φ Patriarchal cross set on two steps. Rev. +AΛΕ[...] Crowned bust of Alexios Comnenos facing, wearing loros and holding jeweled scepter and globus cruciger. DOC 45b. SB 1932. Scarce. Dark brown patina, clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
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John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Tetarteron (Bronze, 17 mm, 2.04 g, 6 h), Thessalonika, 1137-1143. IC XC Christ standing facing on dais. Rev. IωΑ Facing bust of John, holding labarum and globus cruciger. DOC 16b. SB 1954. Dark green glossy patina; unusually fine details for type. Very fine.
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John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.32 g, 6 h), Magnesia, 1232-1254 (?). CI (sic!) - 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 graffito and striking flatness, otherwise, very fine.
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John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 26 mm, 4.33 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. Minor graffito on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
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John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Trachy (Bronze, 27 mm, 1.46 g, 6 h), Magnesia. Christ Pantokrator standing facing. Rev. John and St. Constantine standing facing, holding sword between them. DOC 47. SB 2101. Rare; gentle green patina. Particularly thin flan, typical for the issue and double struck obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
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John Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Trachy (Bronze, 17 mm, 0.46 g, 6 h), Thessalonika. Facing bust of winged cherubim. Rev. John and St. Demetrius standing facing, holding between them a long cross surmounted by globule. DOC 25. SB 2210. Dark glossy green patina. Irregular flan as usual and some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
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John Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1237-1242. Trachy (Bronze, 20 mm, 0.57 g, 6 h), Thessalonika. Facing bust of winged cherubim. Rev. John and St. Demetrius standing facing, holding between them a long cross surmounted by globule. DOC 25. SB 2210. Dark brown patina, attractive details for type. Irregular flan as usual, otherwise, very fine.
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Michael VIII Palaeologus, as Emperor of Nicaea, 1258-1261. Hyperpyron (Gold, 25 mm, 4.16 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. Nice and attractive. Good very fine.
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Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Trachy (Bronze, 27 mm, 2.14 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis. IC - XC / K K Nimbate facing bust of Christ. Rev. Archangel Michael presenting kneeling emperor to seated Christ. DOC 46. SB 2259. Good very fine.
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Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Hyperpyron (Gold, 24 mm, 4.01 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1325-1334. Bust of the Virgin orans within the city walls furnished with six groups of towers; sigla K/Δ. Rev. IC - XC, fragmentary inscription. Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II (to left) and Michael IX (to right). DOC 254. PCPC 127 (sigla 49). SB 2396. Well centered and attractive. Clipped, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
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Andronicus III Palaeologus, 1328-1341. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 1.45 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis. Cross ancrée with pellets. Rev. Andronicus standing facing, holding cross scepter in his right hand and globus in his left. DOC 908. SB 2481. Dark green patina. Very fine.
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Appealing rare assarion of Andronicus II with Michael IX
Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 1.92 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1295-1320. KYPIE CωCON TOUC BACIΛEIC / IC XC Facing bust of Christ Pantoktator. Rev. AYTOKPATOP[EC PωMAIωN] Andronicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between them. DOC 681-2. SB 2436. Pleasant tiber patina; well centered and clear with fine details for issue. Very fine.
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John VI Cantacuzene, second reign, 1353-1354. Basilikon (Silver, 16 mm, 0.66 g, 12 h), Constantinople or Didymoteichon. IC XC / B ΦΡ Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing. Rev. ΔHMTω ΓoA Iω O KTKN St. Demetrius holding cross, standing right, extending hand to John Cantacuzenos, orans, standing facing. DOC 1206 var. SB 2541. Same dies as CNG 106, 13 September 2017, 901. Very rare in this condition; well struck on good medal, with pleasant details and attractively toned. Very fine.
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John VIII Palaeologus, 1425-1448. (Silver, 25 mm, 6.91 g, 7 h), Stavraton. IC XC Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator with radiate nimbus. Rev. +I[ωANH]C ΔΕCΠΟΤΙC ΠΑΛEΟΛΟΓΟC +ΘΥ ΧΑΡΙΤΙ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡ Nimbate and crowned facing bust of John VIII. DOC 1663-4. SB 2563. Toned; unusual fine details for type with most of the inscription visible. Flan cracks and some flatness as usual, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
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