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30 November 2021 14:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 298
Philippicus (Bardanes), 711-713. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.22 g, 7 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina. d N FILEPICЧS MЧL-TЧS 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 AVSЧ I / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1j. MIB 1. SB 1447. A sharp and well-struck example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2250 CHF
Lot 299
Philippicus (Bardanes), 711-713. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.43 g, 6 h), Constantinople, B = 2nd officina. d N FILEPPICЧS MЧL-[TЧS 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 AVSЧ B / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1b. MIB 1 and SB 1447. Attractive and clear. Flan a little tight, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 300
Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo III, 741-775. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 742-745. d LEO-N P A MЧL' Crowned and bearded bust of Leo facing, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. Rev. d N CO-N-STANTNIЧS Crowned bust of Constantine facing, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. DOC 1d. Füeg 2.B.41. SB 1550. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Impressive portrait of Irene
Lot 301
Irene, 797-802. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 3.90 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 798-802. EIRIN bASILISI Crowned bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and holding a globus cruciger in her right hand and a cross-tipped scepter in her left; in field to left, pellet. Rev. EIRIN bASILISI Crowned bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and holding a globus cruciger in her right hand and a cross-tipped scepter in her left; in field to left and right, C - I. Anastasi 455. DOC -. SB -. Struck from the same obverse die as New York Sale XL, 2017, 1269 and from the same reverse as Roma XXI, 2012, 984. Clear and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 302
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.43 g, 7 h), Syracuse, 810-811. N-I-FoRos bA Bearded, facing bust of Nicephorus I, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, chlamys, and holding a cross potent in his right hand and an anexikakia in his left. Rev. ST'A Is Δ Beardless, facing bust of Stauracius, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, chlamys, and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand and an anexikakia in his left. Anastasi 468 var (inscription). DOC -. SB 1608 var (Nicephoros wearing a loros). From the same dies as Gadoury, 2019, 523. Rare. Relatively well-centered and clear. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 303
Theophilus, 829-842. Solidus (Gold, 16 mm, 3.90 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 831-842. ΘЄOFILOS Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing loros, holding cross potent in his right hand. Rev. ΘЄOFILOS Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. DOC 24. SB 1670. Spahr 422. Thin die break on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Unpublished with this legend
Lot 304
Manuel II Palaeologus, 1391-1425. Stavraton (Silver, 26 mm, 8.04 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 1391-1394/5. IC XC Nimbate bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left; trefoil of pellets and B in fields flanking bust. Rev. + MANOVHΛ ΔECΠOTIC ΠAΛEOΛOΓOC / O TOKPATOP O ΠAΛEOΛOΓ (retrograde; sic) Nimbate and crowned facing bust of Manuel II. DOC -. Cf. LPC p. 160, 1 (legend). Cf. PCPC 332, sigla - (legend). Cf. SB 2548-9 (legend). Unrecorded sigla, and unpublished with this legend. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 305
John VIII Palaeologus, 1425-1448. Stavraton (Silver, 25 mm, 8.08 g, 6 h), Constantinople. IC - XC Nimbate bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left; B and trefoil of pellets in fields flanking bust. Rev. +IωANHC ΔΕCΠΟΤΙC ΠΑΛEΟΛΟΓΟC / + ΘΥ ΧΑΡΙΤ O ΠΑΛEΟΛΟΓωC Nimbate and crowned facing bust of John VIII. DOC -. LPC p. 172, 1. PCPC 348, sigla -. SB 2563. Unusually well-struck for the issue. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 306
BYZANTINE SEALS. Manuel Synadenos, spatharokandidatos and strategos, 11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 26 mm, 9.15 g, 11 h). (OA) Γ/E-O/P/Γ Nimbate, draped and cuirassed bust of St. George facing, holding, with his right hand, a spear over his right shoulder and, with his left, a plain round shield. Rev. +KE BΘ/ TΩ CΩ Δ' ΜΑ/NOYHΛ CΠAΘ/KANΔΔ' S CTP/THΓ,T, CYN/AΔ in six lines within simple dotted border. Possibly unpublished. Hannick & Schmalzbauer, Synadenoi -. Very probably the same Synadenos as named on the seal in Dumbarton Oaks, BZS.1947.2.1291: the boulloterion of which was certainly created by the same artist. With a very elaborate and artistic depiction of St. George, product of an imperial workshop. Flan fault on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 307
BYZANTINE SEALS. Anonymous, Circa 12th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 25 mm, 7.89 g, 12 h). H/ CTA/Y -PΩ/CIC The Staurosis = the Crucifixion: at the center, Christ crucified with at the foot of the cross, the Virgin Mary standing on the left and St. John standing on the right; over the arms of the cross and flanking the head of Christ, two angels. Rev. H ANA/CTA-CIC The Anastasis = the Resurrection: at the center, Christ, nimbate and holding patriarchal cross in his left hand, striding over the broken gates of Hell and, with his right hand, drawing up Adam, kneeling on the left and a draped figure of Eve; on the right, two figures standing facing. DO-. Cotsonis, Narrative Scenes on Byzantine Lead Seals, Gesta 48.1 (2009), p. 70, n. 12 = Sandrovskaja, Sfragistika 780 = Hermitage Μ/4719. Jordanov, Corpus III 2451 = Shumen 175. Zacos -. An impressive and extremely rare iconographic seal, featuring two of the most important moments in Christianity. In addition, as types scenes of the Crucifixion are extremely rare on byzantine seals. Some surface roughness and marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 308
BYZANTINE SEALS. Theodoros, after 1204-14th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 28 mm, 30.10 g, 12 h). O A/ΓI/OC - ΘE/O/ΔΩ/POC Saint Theodore, nimbate and in military dress, standing facing, holding small cross which he places on his chest with his right hand, and sword within sheath in his left. Rev. +ΘEOCΔO/TON KYPOC CE / TΩN NYN ΠPAKTEΩN/AΘΛHTA ΘEOΔO/POC OIC ΓPAΦEI/ KPINEI metrical invocation to St. Theodore in six lines. Zacos II 786 (from the same boulloterion). A rare metric seal; complete and with an unusual depiction of St. Theodore. Contemporary bang on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
An unpublished seal of John III Vatatzes
Lot 309
BYZANTINE SEALS, Imperial. John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 31 mm, 45.94 g, 12 h). IC - XC Christ standing facing on square dais, nimbate, raising his right hand in benediction and holding a Book of Gospels in his left. Rev. Iω/ ΔEC/ΠO/TH/S - O/ ΔOY/ΚΑ/C John III standing facing, wearing loros, holding a scepter surmounted by a patriarchal cross with his right hand and an akakia with his left. Zacos I, 118b var (holding a globus cruciger rather than an akakia). A very rare type, not in Zacos, Dunbarton Oaks or Istanbul. Uncleaned and with an earthen patina as found. Some slight roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 310
BYZANTINE SEALS. Nikolaos Paraspondylos, Circa 14th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 38.5 mm, 30.99 g, 12 h). O A/ΓI/OC - NI/KO/ΛA/OC Nimbate figure of Saint Nikolaos of Myra standing facing, wearing ecclesiastical robes, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels with his left. Rev. + ΦYΛAΞ ΓE/NOY NIKOΛAE / NIKOΛAΩ CΩ / OIKETH ΠAPA/CΠONΔYΛΩ / ΤΩ ΓENEI = St. Nikolaos please become guardian of your servant Nikolaos, of the Paraspondylos family metrical invocation text in seven lines. DO-. Zacos -. This is the typical imagery used to portray St. Nikolaos; he is, of course, better known in the West as Santa Claus! An impressively large and bold seal. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 311
CRUSADERS. County of Tripoli. 12th-13th centuries. Bezant (Gold, 22 mm, 3.22 g, 8 h), imitating a dinar of the Fatimid caliph al-Mustansir, Tripolis, third phase, after 1187-1260, or later. Pseudo-Kufic legend of the Kalima in four lines with mint formula and AH date in outer margin. Rev. Pseudo-Kufic legend with the name and titles of al-Mustansir in three lines. Ashmolean 487. Malloy 4a. Attractive, clear and toned. Thin flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 312
CRUSADERS. Knights of Rhodes (Knights Hospitallers). Fabrizio del Carretto, 1513-1521. Ducat (Gold, 20.5 mm, 3.36 g, 8 h), Rhodes. •F•FABRICII•D•CA• - S•IOANNIC / MFX On the right, the Grand Master kneeling to left, receiving banner of the Order from St. John, on the left standing right. Rev. •SIT•T •XPЄ•DΛTV•T• RЄGIS •ISTЄ DV Christ Pantokrator standing facing in mandorla, with four stars on the right and five on the left. Friedberg 11. Gamberini 386 var (legends). Schlumberger pl. XI 14 var (legends). Rare. Clear and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
The golden age of Tabaristan
Lot 313
TABARISTAN. 'Abbasid governors. Rawh b. Hatim, AH 146-148 / AD 763-773. Hemidrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 2.01 g, 12 h), Tabaristan mint, struck under the governor Rawh b. Hātim, naming the Abbasid heir Al-Mahdī Muhammad, dated AH 146 (= AD 763/4). al-Mahdī Muhammad - ibn amīr al-mu'minīn (in Kufic) Sasanian-style bust to right, wearing winged crown; star in the shape of a pellet behind crown; in the 2nd quarter margin, 'pd (Pahlavi). Rev. bi-Tabaristān sannattsitt wa arba 'īn wa mi'a - mimmā amara bihi Rawh b. Hātim (mint and date in Kufic) Sasanian-style fire altar flanked by two attendants; to left and right of flames, stars in the shape of pellets. Malek 53. Morton & Eden 82, 2016, 9. Extremely rare, with excellent centering and wide margins. A historical issue. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Extremely rare and unusually well struck
Lot 314
GREATER TABARISTAN. 'Abbasid governors, Time of Al-Mahdi, AH 158-169 / AD 775-785. Hemidrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 1.88 g, 6 h), struck under the governor, Nusayr (or Sa'ad), Al-Rayy, PYE 133 / AH 168 (= AD 784/5). GDH 'pzwz (may his splendor increase) nsyl (Nusayr) to the left; on the margins: 'pd (excellent) to right and nwk' (good) to left Tabaristan-style bust to right, wearing winged crown and breast ornament decorated with four pellets; pellets flanking crown. Rev. b al ry snt /thamān wa sittīn wa mi'a (mint and struck date in Arabic) Sasanian-style fire altar flanked by two attendants; crescents flanking flames. Album L73. Cf. Malek 212 (star and crescent flanking flames). Extremely rare. Clear and well-struck. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 315
TABARISTAN. 'Abbasid governors. AH 170-193 / AD 786-809. Hemidrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 1.50 g, 2 h), under the governor Mihrān, PYE 135 / AH 170 (= AD 786/7) A. GDH 'pzwz (may his splendor increase) mhrān (Governor's name) to the left; on the margins: 'pd (excellent) to right and nywk' (good) to left. Sasanian-style bust to right, wearing winged crown; stars flanking crown and breast ornament decorated with star and three pellets. Rev. Date on the left - Tpwlst'n (Tabaristan) on the left field Sasanian-style fire altar flanked by two attendants; pellet and star flanking flames. Album 62. Malek 92.4. Rare type. Mihrān is only known from coins struck for this year. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Very rare Hemidrachm of Ma'add
Lot 316
TABARISTAN. 'Abbasid governors. Period of al-Rashid, AH 170-193 / AD 786-809. Hemidrachm (Silver, 22.5 mm, 1.92 g, 11 h), under the governor Ma'add, PYE 138 / AH 173 (= AD 789/90). GDH 'pzwz (may his splendor increase) M'd (Ma'add) to the left; on the margins: 'pd (excellent) to right and nwk' (good) to left. Sasanian-style bust to right, wearing winged crown; pellets flanking crown. Rev. Date on the left - Tpwlst'n (Tabaristan) on the left field. Sasanian-style fire altar flanked by two attendants; stars flanking flames. In the outer margin, alternating triple pellets and star-in-crescents. Album 66. Malek 108.7. Very rare! Ma'add's name only appears on coins struck in this year. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Boldly struck and lustrous
Lot 317
ITALY. Kingdom of Sicily. Peter I (III of Aragon) and Constance, 1282-1285. Pierreale (Gold, 24 mm, 4.38 g, 12 h), Messina. + P DEI GRA ARAGON' SICIL' REX / + SUMMA POTENCIA EST IN DEO (annulet stops). Arms of Aragon. Rev. + COSTA DEI GRA ARAG SICIL' REG / + XPS UINCIT XPS REGNAT XPS IMPAT (pellet stops). Eagle standing to left with wings displayed, head turned to right. Crusafont 171. Fb. 654. MEC 14, 756. Spahr 3. Perfectly centered and sharply struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 318
ITALY, Savoy, Duchy. Charles I, 1482-1490. Testone (Silver, 30 mm, 9.59 g, 1 h), type I, Cornavin - Geneva. + kAROLVS · D · SABAVDIE · MAR · ITV · G · G Draped and armoured bust of Charles I, wearing cap and holding sword over his right shoulder. Rev. + XPS · VINCIT · XPS · REGNΛT · XPS · INPER' Shield bearing the arms of Savoy; above, knot; to left and right, fe - rt; all within a quadrille. MIR 227c. Ravegnani-Morosini 4. Simonetti 5/4b. Rare. Toned and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 319
ITALY. Padua. Circa 1500-1600. Medal (Copper, 34 mm, 19.57 g, 10 h), based on the silver tetrobols of Histiaia, struck in the 2nd century BC; attributed to G. Cavino or to another member of the Paduan school. ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΟΣ Head of youthful Dionysos to right, his hair bound with ivy and rolled into a knot behind his neck, and wearing an earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΙΣΤΙ - ΑΙΕΩΝ Nymph seated on stern of galley to right. Löbbecke, Hirsch XXIII, 1908, 118. For this obverse, combined with a reverse of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus,
see C. Johnson & R. Martini, Milano Sec. XVI Cavino, 1226. Toderi-Vannel 953. Intriguing and unusual, with a lovely deep red toning. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 320
ITALY. Ferrara. Alfonso I d'Este, Duke, 1505-1534. Medal (Bronze, 31 mm, 11.04 g, 6 h), probably by Giannantonio da Foligno, circa 1522. ALFONSVS · DVX · FERR · III Bareheaded and cuirassed bust of Alfonso I to left. Rev. · EX · HOC · BEATAM · ME · DICENT · Alfonso I, riding horse prancing to right, holding wreath in his right hand, presenting it to a female figure kneeling to left before him. Boccolari, Medaglia di Casa d'Este, 1987, 71. Hill -. Pollard -. Very rare. Attractive with pleasing surfaces. A few minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 321
ITALY. Papal States. Clement VII, 1523-1534. Medal (Bronze, 35 mm, 28.43 g, 12 h), unsigned but by Giovanni Bernardi da Castelbolognese (1496-1553), on the return of the Medici to Florence in 1530, Rome, undated but circa 1530 - apparently an original and not a later restrike. ・CLEM・VII・PONT・MAX・ Bearded bust of Clement VII to right, wearing cope and morse bearing the facing head of Christ; below, leaf. Rev. EGO・SVM・IOSEPH・/ FRATER・VESTER Joseph, seated on a base ornamented with the Medici arms and before a column, revealing himself to his 10 half-brothers and his full brother Benjamin. Bargello 514b. Pollard, National Gallery I, 416. An attractive example, with a fine portrait. Minor marks on the obverse and with a flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 322
ITALY, Papal States. Rome. Paul III (Alessandro Farnese), 1534-1549. Cast Medal (Bronze, 43 mm, 44.23 g, 12 h), after a work by Alessandro Cesati "il Grechetto", year XVI (1549), but probably made sometime during the 17th-18th centuries. ✷PAVLVS▴III▴ PONT▴ MAX▴ AN▴ XVI Bust of Paul III to right, wearing tonsure and mantum. Rev. ΦEPNH · ZHNOΣ · / EYPAINEI Ganymede standing facing slightly to the left, supporting upturned urn on right shoulder to water flowers and resting left hand on an eagle standing right, looking left, and with its wings spread. CNORP II 311 (Modesti). With an attractive reddish-brown patina and darker toning in the recesses. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Estimate: 350 CHF
Lot 323
ITALY, Tuscany. Florence. Alessandro de¨Medici, Duke of Florence, 1532-1537. Medal (Bronze, 41 mm, 55.16 g, 12 h), an original cast, by Domenico di Polo de’ Vetri (after 1480-circa 1547), Florence, 1534. · ALEX・M・FLO - RENTIAE:DVX・PRIMVS・ Bareheaded and cuirassed bust of Alessandro to right. Rev. FVNDATOR QVIETIS M D XXX IIII Pax seated to left on a cuirass, holding, in her right hand, a lit torch to a pile of arms to the left, and, with her left, a cornucopia; in the exergue, the astrological sign of Mars between two stars. Attwood 771. An impressive, heavy piece with an attractive light brown patina. Some marks in the fields and on the edge, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 324
ITALY, Tuscany. Florence. Cosimo I de Medici, Duke of Florence, later Grand Duke of Tuscany, 1537-1569-1574. Medal (Bronze, 34 mm, 26.59 g, 6 h), an original struck example by Domenico di Polo de’ Vetri (after 1480-c. 1547), Florence, after c. 1537. ・COSMVS ・MED・・・ II・ REI・P・ FLOR・ DVX・ Bareheaded and cuirassed bust of Cosimo I to right, with light beard. Rev. *:ANIMI:CONSCIENTIA:ET:FIDVCIA:FATI: (=an awareness of the soul and a trust in fate) Capricorn to left; above to right, eight stars. Attwood 783. Kress 315 = NG 360. A lovely piece with a rich, dark reddish brown patina. Some minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 325
ITALY, Tuscany. Florence. Cosimo I de'Medici, Duke of Florence, later Grand Duke of Tuscany, 1537-1569-1574. Medallion (Bronze, 37 mm, 21.99 g, 6 h), an original struck example by Domenico di Polo de’ Vetri (after 1480-c. 1547), Florence, circa 1537. ・COSMVS ・MED・・・ II・ REI・P・ FLOR・ DVX・ Bareheaded and armoured bust of Cosimo I to right, with light beard. Rev. SALVS*PVBLICA / * ・* Salus standing to left, feeding serpent from a patera held in her right hand. Attwood 782. Bargello II, 328. Börner 631. With an attractive golden brown patina. Minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Victories over the Turks in Transylvania
Lot 326
ITALY. Piadena and Cassano. Giovanni Battista Castaldo, 1493-1562. Medal (Copper, 46 mm, 33.66 g, 6 h), by Pietro Paolo Galeotti, signed as Pietro Paolo Romano (P.P.R.), Milan, circa late 1551 - early 1552. IO · BA · CAS · CAR · V · CAES · FER · RO REG · (ET) · BOE · RE · EXERCIT · DI / P · P · R Draped and cuirassed bust of Castaldo to left, with a long beard, his mantle fixed with a clasp on his left shoulder, and with a cross fleury on his breastplate. Rev. TRANSILVANIA · CAPTA Nude figure of Transylvania leaning against a trophy of Turkish arms and reclining right, holding a scepter in her right hand and a crown in her left; around her, a river scene within a gorge with a town in the distance. Attwood 829. Hill, Castaldi p. 168, 1. With an impressive bust of Castaldo and an interesting scene on the reverse. Attractive brown patina. Light scratches on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 327
ITALY. Collalto. Giovanni Battista II, Count of Collalto, 1514 - after 1570. Medal (Bronze, 35 mm, 38.59 g, 6 h), an original cast, by Gianfederico Bonzagna (also known as Federico Parmense, after 1507-1588), Rome, 1560. IO.BAPTISTA.II.DE.COLLALTO.CO.ET.C. Bareheaded and cuirassed bust of Giovanni Battista to left, with short beard; below truncation, in small letters, F.P. Rev. POST.TENEBRAS.SPERO.LVCEM.M.D.L.X (= after darkness I hope for the light) Elaborate mantled arms of Collalto, helmeted and flanked by a vase and a sword, on the left, and, on the right, a palm branch, a cross and a coil dragon; on ribbons, an uncertain motto, here mostly illegible. Attwood 958. Toderi Vannel 2160. Voltolina 513. Attractive and clear with a dark tan patina. Minor marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 328
ITALY, Papal States. Rome. Federico Cesi, Cardinal, 1561. Medallion (Copper, 35 mm, 35.75 g, 5 h), by Gianfederico Bonzagna (1507-1588), active in Rome, from the 1550s through the 1570s. FEDERICVS.EPS.PRENESTIN.S.R.E.CARDIN.CAESIVS Bearded and tonsured bust of Cardinal Cesi to left, wearing hooded cassock. Rev. DIVE.CATHERINE.TEMPLVM.ANNO.CHRISTI / MDLXI Facade of the church of S. Caterina dei Funari in Rome. Attwood 959. Attractive and richly toned with a fine portrait of the Cardinal. Some minor deposits, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 329
ITALY, Papal States. Rome. Innocent IX, 3 November -30 December 1591. Medal (Silver, 30 mm, 13.70 g, 12 h), on his election to the Pontificate, by Niccolò de Bonis, year 1 (1591), but struck later. °INOCENT°IX°PONT°MAX / °AN°I° Mantled bust of Innocent IX to right, wearing large medallion on chain. Rev. °ROMA°RESVRGENS° Roma standing facing, looking slightly left, holding spear in her right hand and shield with her left; to left and right, between a cornucopia and a large ewer, arms and amor, shields, banners and trumpets. Armand -. CNORP IV, 930. Lincoln 837. Patrignani 1951, p. 66. Very rare. Attractive light toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 330
ITALY. Bracchiano. Paolo Giordano II Orsini, Duke, 1615-1656. Medal (Bronze, 32 mm, 12.62 g, 12 h), an original struck example, by J. J. Kornemann ('il Cormano'), Augsburg, 1621. PAVL · IORD · II · D G · ANG · C · BRACC · DVX · SRI · P · Bare head of Paul Jordan II to right; on truncation, 1621. Rev. VT · VTRVNQVE · TEMPVS · Athena standing facing on the seashore, her head turned slightly to left, holding a transverse spear in her right hand, and a small oval shield with her left; to left, a small tree (an olive tree); behind, Poseidon striding ashore from a small boat, thrusting his trident at one of two horses running before him on the land. Vannel-Toderi Bargello II, 327. Wurzbach 6996. Attractive tan patina with a lovely darker tone in the legends and around the devices. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 331
ITALY. Venice. Tommaso Alvise Mocenigo, Admiral of the Venetian Fleet , 1583-1654. Medal (Bronze, 45 mm, 29.11 g, 12 h), an original cast as made; Alvise Mocenigo was the fleet's commander from 1648 to 1651, and then during the Cretan War, 1653-1654, Candia, 1650. •ALOY•MOCEN•P•V•D•IO•IO•TRIVMPH Bare head of Mocenigo to left, with drapery around the truncation; above, crown between the ends of a surrounding wreath. Rev. ★LIBERAT★NVTRIT★CRET:★ / •V★C / MDCL Two allegorical female figures supporting a plan of the fortress of Candia. Traeger, BBMG 4, p. 322, fig. 7 (this piece). Serenissima 46. Voltelina 944. Wellenheim 14305. Very rare. Attractive and historically important with a fine Venetian portrait by a local artist of talent. Minor scratches and casting faults, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 640 CHF
Estimate: 800 CHF
Christ washing the feet of Saint Peter
Lot 332
ITALY, Papal States. Rome. Alexander VII (Fabio Chigi), 1655-1667. Medal (Silver, 30 mm, 15.57 g, 12 h), on the washing of the feet on Maundy Thursday, by G. Morone, year II (1656). ALEXAN · VII · PONT · MAX · A · II · Bust of Alexander VII to right, wearing taenia and mantum; below left, in tiny letters, G M. Rev. TV DOMINVS ET MAGISTER · / EXEMPL · DEDI/VOBIS · Christ, nimbate, kneeling to left, washing the feet of St. Peter seated before him. Miselli 541. Rare, attractive and beautifully toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 333
ITALY, Tuscany, Grand Duchy. Cosimo III, 1670-1723. Testone (Silver, 32 mm, 8.93 g, 6 h), Florence, 1676. COSMVS.III.D.G.MA.D.ETRV.VI. Draped and cuirassed bust of Cosimo III to right. Rev. S.IOANNES BAPTISTA / 1676 John the Baptist, nimbate, seated facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing animal's skin and raising his right hand in benediction and holding long cross with his left; at his feet to right, lamb. MIR 332/2. Lightly toned, very well-struck, with an idealistically handsome portrait of the grand duke, and unusually finely preserved. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Reverse based on a fresco by Annibale Carraci
Lot 334
ITALY, Papal States. Rome. Innocent XI (Benedetto Odescalchi), 1676-1689. Medal (Silver, 37 mm, 24.27 g, 12 h), on the Fortitude of the Church in the face of political turbulence: wars with the Turks, the defeat of the Venetians in Negroponte, and the expulsion of James II, by Giovanni Hamerani, year XIII (1688). INNOC XI PONT MAX A XIII Mantled bust of Innocent XI to right, wearing cap; below, · IO · HAMERANVS. Rev. · FORTITVDO · MEA · DOMINE · Constantia seated right, wearing Minerva's aegis and helmet, holding the bottom half of a broken column with her right hand, resting her left foot on the capital, and using her left hand to stroke the head of the English lion to her left; on her right, shield. Bartolotti E. 689. Börner 1253. Miselli p. 175, 174. Beautifully toned and very attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 335
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, Friesland. Undated but 1596. Marriage Medal (Silver, 27.5 mm, 4.90 g, 12 h), an engraved medal on the marriage of Hessel van Hermana (1561-1625) and Anna Scheltesdr van Lyauckema (1570-1603). H VAN HERMANA Crown with a lion rampant to left over a shield bearing the arms of Hermana. Rev. A VAN LYAVCKEMA Crown with a phoenix in flames to left over a lozenge bearing the arms of Hermana and Lyauckema per pale. Bemolt 7. Frisian Silver 697. dl. 8, bl. 241, pl VIII, nr. 1. Extremely rare, if not unique. A most attractive piece, with its design forcefully and skilfully engraved. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Of great artistic and historical value
Lot 336
ENGLAND. Charles I, as Prince of Wales, 1616-1625, 1616. Medal (Silver, 55.5x43 mm, 11.41 g, 12 h), oval medal, in imitation of engraving, signed by Simon van de Passe (1595-1647) on the reverse. Draped and cuirassed bust of the Prince of Wales, facing slightly to right, wearing lace ruff, sash and Garter badge on ribbon; below, Carolus Princeps Walliæ. Rev. ILVSTRISS: ET POTEN: PR. CAROLVS PRINCEPS WALLIÆ / DVX CORN: YOR: ET ALB: ETC. Crowned shield bearing the arms of the Prince of Wales within ribbon of the Order of the Garter inscribed HONY SOIT - QVI MAL Y PENSE, below, Anno D - 1616 and Si:Pa:fec. BDM.IV, pp. 396-400. Cheek p.46, fig 35. Eimer 94, note. MI 216/66, pl. XVI, 4. RCIN 443080. Extremely rare, with only 20 examples in the Falkiner Index; an elegant example, evenly toned and of great artistic and historical value. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 8500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Elegantly designed and beautifully made
Lot 337
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, Holland. Amsterdam. Circa 1620s-1630s. Marriage Medal (Silver, parcel-gilt, 68 mm, 44.99 g, 12 h), attributed to the monogamist AB; partially inlaid in niello and with a raise rim. Bestaen haer trouw in echt den heemst tsamen evoecht - twee hartten die oprecht in lieftde wel vernoecht Scene of an elegantly dressed man and woman (wearing a tight lace cap) clasping their hands in marriage before a pastor; all within a large church with six bystanders; acanthus leaf border. Rev. Door hoop geloof in liefdt gesticht van deucht geleydt aen trouw verplicht in wil vereent in wensch vernoecht tot doot ons leuens acker ploecht Elaborate scene of the Virgin with the infant Christ and child John the Baptist, along with other allegorical figures; above, in clouds and rays, cupid flying left and bearing a crown; all within an ornamental border. Cf. Frederiks Vol. II 157 and 163. Extremely rare, an elegantly designed and beautifully made medal. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Beautifully toned and extremely rare
Lot 338
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. Uncertain city, possibly Amsterdam. Circa 1640s. Marriage Medal (Silver, 66 mm, 27.02 g, 12 h), engraved and partially inlaid in niello. Scene of an elegantly dressed man and woman (wearing a large, brimmed hat with a plume) clasping their hands in marriage before a pastor; all within a large church with six bystanders; acanthus leaf border. Rev. Christ, standing left, holding long cross and clasping hands with a crowned woman, standing right, holding a cup in her left hand; behind her, woman with two children and two serving women; above the woman with the cup, angel flying right, crowning her with a wreath; above, name of Jehovah in rays and the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, flying downwards; below Christ's feet, skeleton; to right, in the background, man with sword expelling a crowd through an arch; ornamental border. Extremely rare. Very skillfully engraved and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 339
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, Holland. Amsterdam. 1650. Medal (Silver, 67 mm, 75.03 g, 12 h), a cast, chased and engraved medal by Pieter van Abeele (hollow and in two parts, held together by a cable border), on the repulse of Willem II’s attack on Amsterdam at the end of July 1650, Amsterdam. ons hert en handt - is voor het landt = (“our heart and hand are for the fatherland”) View of the city of Amsterdam from the Amstel, with ships filled with armed troops, docks, moored boats and a barge loaded with cattle; above, within clouds and rays, hand of God pointing towards ribbon bearing couplet; at the top, arms of Amsterdam. Rev. lof.Amstel.burgeri.d.in.tit.van.noot.blift.landt.en.stadt.getrou.tot.ende.vande.doot.1650.d.30.iuli = ("Praise the people of Amsterdam who in hard times remain faithful to the country and the city, until their death, 1650, 30 July") Allegorical figure of Amsterdam seated facing on piles of arms, holding liberty hat on a pole with her left hand and an olive branch with her right. An attractive and unusual two-sided medal, made from a combination of a hollow-cast obverse and an engraved disc reverse. Nicely toned. Obverse from a slightly worn mould and what may be a removed mount on the bottom, otherwise, good very fine / extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Lot 340
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, Holland. Amsterdam. 1650/1652. Medal (Silver, 56 mm, 31.27 g, 12 h), a cast medal, made in imitation of engraving, presented as a reward to the Civic Guard by the City Council in recognition of their bravery in defending the city from Willem II's attack in 1650. Jn 't vreedenjubeljaer op Julij 30 net wert Amsterdam berendt vant S'prinste volck beset. Verlaten den 4. Augustij 1650 = ("On July 30th of the jubilee year of Peace Amsterdam was besieged by the troops of the Prince, but vacated on 4 August") View of Amsterdam with its fortifications and with armed ships from Holland on the Amstel before the city; above, in clouds, hand of God holding a liberty hat and olive branches; around the clouds, Ons hert in hant, is voor het lant = ("Our heart and hands are at the service of the country"). Rev. Uyt Hecktors 2. Rodt, wert Amstels Staet gedaght. By dit haer silver lodt, uyt haer versuymde wacht. 1652, in May = ("This token commemorating Amsterdam's situation has been distributed to the 2nd Regiment, called Hektor, and was made of the silver from fines for neglected guards, May 1652") Armored rider, with shield bearing a rampant lion, galloping to left; below, on the ground, Hecktor. Van Loon II, p. 336, II. Van Loon (Saunders) II, p. 259, 1650-9. Very rare and of high quality. An important historical medal, toned and attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4750 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Wonderfully pedigreed
Lot 341
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. Uncertain city, possibly Amsterdam. Undated but c. 1654. Medal (Silver, 63 mm, 36.63 g, 12 h), a hand engraved medal satirising the English relations with the Ottoman Turks. OLIVARIVS CROMWELLVS MAHOMETI CONSOBRINE (= Oliver Cromwell, cousin of Mahomet Equestrian figure of Oliver Cromwell, bareheaded and in full armor, riding to left, holding a scepter in his right hand and the reins in his left; behind, view of a city. Rev. In the foreground, on the left, Turkish Sultan wearing a turban and robes, holding a book with his right hand, treading on a cross with his left foot, and gesturing, with his left hand, towards a bareheaded and bearded man wearing a cassock who is gesturing towards the Sultan with his upraised right hand and holding a scroll with his left; above the Sultan's head, a winged demon pumping a hand bellows into the Sultan's head with the words, on a banner: Ecce jam planam Mala Machinantem (= Behold, now evil is planned on the plain); from the mouth of the bareheaded man, on a banner, Duce me iubente (= by my guide's command); in background: on the left, military tents; on the right, an array of Turkish soldiers. Murdoch 991 (this piece). Of the greatest rarity, perhaps unique. Lightly toned, very finely engraved and historically exciting. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 22000 CHF
Estimate: 12500 CHF
Lot 342
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. Uncertain city. Mid to late 17th century. Marriage Medal (Silver, 63 mm, 49.57 g, 12 h). De Hern met godt In frou verbindt - Altyt des Heeren seegen bindt On the left, young man in formal dress standing right, clasping with his right hand the right hand of a young woman, in formal dress on the right, standing to left; behind the man, town buildings; behind the woman, a fruit tree; in the fields behind both, revellers. Rev. Des Heeren kracht en goedichheit - op desen feest Is vetgebreit Scene of the marriage at Cana, where Christ turned water to wine. At the right of the table, Christ, nimbate, sits facing with, on his right, the Virgin Mary, nimbate and veiled, and a young couple, and, on his left, two servants, one of whom raises his hands in amazement while the other pours wine into a vessel; on the left of the table, sits an elderly couple, both wearing pointed hats similar to those Jews were forced to wear in medieval times; before them a servant boy stands facing them and offers then a plate of food; behind the marriage table, view of a palatial building. Very rare and endearingly attractive. Toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 343
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. Uncertain city, perhaps Amsterdam. Mid to late 17th century. Marriage Medal (Silver, 52 mm, 28.30 g, 12 h). Christ, his head with a rayed nimbus, seated at a table, blessing a married couple and breaking bread with them; before him on the left, a young man is seated to right and pouring wine into a cup; before him on the right, a young woman is seated left and holds a piece of bread in her right hand; on the floor, peeping out from under the table cloth is a rather annoyed looking cat. Rev. Scene of the marriage at Cana, where Christ turned water to wine. At the right of the table, Christ sits facing with, on his right, the Virgin Mary, veiled, and a young couple, and, on his left, two servants, one of whom raises his hands in amazement while the other pours wine into a vessel; on the left of the table, sits an elderly couple, both wearing pointed hats similar to those Jews were forced to wear in medieval times; before them a servant boy stands facing them and offers them a plate of food. Cf. Fredericks II, 177.385. A very rare an intriguing marriage medal, emphazising the sacraments involved. Nicely toned and very well-engraved. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 344
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. Uncertain city. Circa 1660s. Marriage Medal (Silver, 46 mm, 23.78 g, 12 h). On the left, young man in formal dress standing right with a tree behind him, clasping with his right hand the right hand of a young woman, in formal dress on the right, standing to left with a tree behind her; between them, in the lower field, houses; in the upper field, the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, within rays, with two winged putti flying above, blowing horns; sitting below the tree behind the woman, a naked boy sits to left, apparently smoking a flaming pipe (?). Rev. Godt door syn Wetheest in Gelet het Soeteparen op Canans feest is hij Geweest int Eechts Vergaaren = (God by his law has started off the sweet couple, at Canan's feast he has been among the first guests) Scene of the marriage at Cana, where Christ turned water to wine. At the left of the table, Christ sits facing with, on his left, the Virgin Mary, veiled, and a young couple; on the right of the table, sits an elderly couple, one wearing a pointed hat and the other a crown-like one, similar to those Jews were forced to wear in medieval times; before them a servant boy stands left, pouring wine into a serving pitcher. Very rare. An endearingly attractive marriage medal, engraved in a slightly naive, but appealing, provincial style. Lightly toned and curiously pleasing. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 345
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, West-Friesland. Enkhuizen. 1666. Medal (Silver, 55 mm, 32.24 g, 12 h), engraved by an unknown artist, on the death of Pieter Allertszoon Semeyns (1610-1666), Mayor of Enkhuizen. Helmeted and mantled arms of Semeyns with the motto: EX.MORTE. IMMORTALITAS. Rev. PIETER.ALL. SEMEYNS / .REGE. BVRGE.MR. / .TOT. ENCHVYSEN. / OBYT. DEN 2 SEPTEMBR / A° 1666. inscription of five lines with floral decorations above. Bemolt 188 var (the cited piece has its reverse inscription in cursive upper and lower case letters). Dirks PR I, 1456. KPK 972. Virtually as made.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 346
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. Uncertain city. E.F.v.S., 1672. Medal (Silver, 22 mm, 2.11 g, 12 h), an engraved medal: almost certainly a kind of communion token, or something similar, awarded to a communicant or to a divinity student who successfully became a minister. Crown over a monogram of EVSF; all within a wreath. Rev. Hand pointing to an open book inscribed B-IB/LI-IA; below, 1672. No parallel found. Lightly toned and clearly, albeit slightly crudely, engraved. Minor marks and a possible attempted piercing at 12 h on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 347
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. Groningen. 1672. Obsidional 50 Sols (Silver, 33x35 mm, 28.40 g, 12 h), struck in commemoration of Groningen's successful resistance against the forces of Bernhard von Galen, Bishop of Münster, who besieged the city from 9 July to 17 August; with a laudatory inscription on the reverse, privately and contemporarily engraved. • IVRE • • ET • TEMPORE • 1672 • Crowned arms of Groningen; to left and right, 50 - ST. Rev. Als / Boommen / Beernt dede / voor Groeningen / Die Mis Slugh men / Dese pennigen tot / Gedaghtenis / voor gecomen / 9 Juli ver / 17 Au = (As Bomber Bernhard fled from Groningen this medal was struck in memory of the siege that lasted from 9 July to 17 August) in ten lines. For the coin, Delm 736. For similar examples see: MDC Monaco 7 , 2021, 679 (very similar) and Sincona 20, 2014, 3077 (but inscription very crudely engraved and dated 1675). While the coin itself is relatively common, examples with privately engraved inscriptions on the reverse are very scarce, if not rare. Toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 348
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. Groningen. 1672. Obsidional 50 Sols (Silver, 34x34 mm, 28.81 g, 12 h), struck in commemoration of Groningen's successful resistance against the forces of Bernhard von Galen, Bishop of Münster, who besieged the city from 9 July to 17 August; with a laudatory inscription on the reverse, privately and contemporarily engraved. • IVRE • • ET • TEMPORE • 1672 • Crowned arms of Groningen; to left and right, 50 - ST. Rev. Doen / Bommen Berent / deed, voor Groningen / de mis, men dese penningh / Sloegh tot een gedachtenis, / belegert den 9. Julij / verlaten den / 17 Augustij / 1672 = When Bomber Bernhard fled from Groningen this medal was struck in memory of the siege that lasted from 9 July to 17 August) in nine lines. For the coin, Delm 736. For a similar example see: MDC Monaco 7 , 2021, 679 (but the inscription begins with Doen rather than Als, and there are other slight variants). While the coin itself is relatively common, examples with privately engraved inscriptions on the reverse are very scarce, if not rare. Toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 349
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. Groningen. 1672. Obsidional 50 Sols (Silver, 34x35 mm, 28.40 g, 12 h), struck in commemoration of Groningen's successful resistance against the forces of Bernhard von Galen, Bishop of Münster, who besieged the city from 9 July to 17 August; with a laudatory inscription on the reverse, privately and contemporarily engraved. • IVRE • • ET • TEMPORE • 1672 • Crowned arms of Groningen; to left and right, 50 - ST. Rev. Groningen Belegers / den 9 July / verlatens / den 17 Au / gusti / 1672 Carefully engraved view of Groningen behind its ramparts. Cdmo. XLIV.8. Delm. 736; CNM 2.14.38. Huntington n° 1001.1. 7047. A very rare example with such a finely engraved reverse. Nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
Lot 350
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. Groningen. 1672. Obsidional 50 Sols (Silver, 34x39 mm, 28.66 g, 12 h), struck in commemoration of Groningen's successful resistance against the forces of Bernhard von Galen, Bishop of Münster, who besieged the city from 9 July to 17 August; with a laudatory inscription on the reverse, privately and contemporarily engraved. • IVRE • • ET • TEMPORE • 1672 • Crowned arms of Groningen; to left and right, 50 - ST. Rev. Groningen iS belegert / de 9 Iuly den 17 Aug / Schandelyck / Verlaten /1672 = (Groningen was besieged on 9 July but the besiegers left in shame on 17 August) Carefully engraved view of Groningen behind its ramparts. Delm. 736. Rare. Well-engraved and nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Groningen's successful resistance
Lot 351
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. Groningen. 1672. Obsidional 25 Sols (Silver, 28x26 mm, 14.28 g, 12 h), struck in commemoration of Groningen's successful resistance against the forces of Bernhard von Galen, Bishop of Münster, who besieged the city from 9 July to 17 August; with a detailed view of the besieged city on the reverse, privately and contemporari. • IVRE • • ET • TEMPORE • 1672 • Crowned arms of Groningen; to left and right, 25 - ST. Rev. Belegert / den 9 iuli / verlaten / den 17 / augusti / 1672 Scene of the city of Groningen behind its ramparts, with Bernhard von Galen's siege works in the foreground. Cdmo. XLIV.11 var. CNM 2.14.39. Delm. 737; Huntington n° 1001.1. 7062. Very rare, attractively toned and with a very finely engraved reverse. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Lot 352
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. Utrecht. 1677. Medal (Silver, 65 mm, 34.78 g, 12 h), an engraved medal on the death of J. van Lodensteyn, Pastor in Utrecht for 25 years, born 6/16 February 1620, died in Utrecht, 6/16 August 1677. Text of twelve lines, quoting the Bible. Rev. Text of eleven lines, quoting the Bible. Bemolt 305-306. Very rare. Very well-engraved and attractively toned. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 600 CHF
Lot 353
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, Friesland. Bolsward. 1684. Medal (Silver, 51 mm, 29.86 g, 12 h), an engraved award medal given by the Bombazine Workers Guild to the Mayor of Bolsward. Bürgermeister.J.Sadelaer.Olderman.vant. Boomesin.werckers Gilt Helmeted arms of Bolsward and Olderman, divided per pale. Rev. Crowned shield bearing the arms of Bolsward within an ornate frame; to left and right, 16 - 84. Extremely rare, if not unique. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 7500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
An engraved copy of a painting by Titian
Lot 354
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, Holland. Late 17th century. Medal (Silver, 53x47 mm, 22.64 g), an oval, one-sided engraved medal, with an added rim, raised on the obverse, and an integral suspension loop. View of an elegantly dressed young woman (Titian's daughter, Lavinia Vecellio [1530-1561]), wearing a pearl necklace and with jewels in her hair, seen from behind and looking back over her right shoulder, holding, with both hands, an ornamental metal dish - either pewter or silver - heaped with what seem to be autumnal fruits and squashes; engraved on the edge beneath the figure, TIZIAN LAVINIA. Rev. Blank. Apparently extremely rare, probably unique. Very well-engraved and beautifully toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
Estimate: 850 CHF
Lot 355
ENGLAND. Uncertain, possibly London. 17th Century. Token (Silver, 53 mm, 12.04 g), holed for suspension; engraved and possibly a ticket for entry into a private society or secret group. EXISTIMATIONI TUAE CONSULE (= consult your expectations) Elaborate key. Rev. Blank. An unusual and curious token, beautifully and artistically engraved. Attractively toned. Extremely rare. Virtually as made.
Hammer Price: 525 CHF
Estimate: 400 CHF
Lot 356
ENGLAND. Uncertain, possibly London. 17th Century. Token (Silver, 53 mm, 11.82 g), holed for suspension; engraved and possibly a ticket for entry into a private society or secret group. EXISTIMATIONI TUAE CONSULE (= consult your expectations) Two quill pens in saltire; at the start of the legend, floral ornament. Rev. Blank. An unusual and curious token, beautifully and artistically engraved. Attractively toned. Extremely rare. Virtually as made.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Lot 357
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. Utrecht. 1707. Medal (Silver, 56 mm, 18.06 g, 12 h), an engraved medal on the death of the Pastor David van Crombrugge, born 2 December 1655 in Delft, died in Utrecht, 13 November 1707. Dit Sijn de / Laatste Redene des / Overledene / DAVID -VAN / CROMBRUGGE / Gebooren tot Delft, 2 Decemb / A° 1655. Gestorven 13 Nov. A° / 1707 tot Utrecht, oud sijnde / 51. Jaar 11 Maanden / 11 Dagen At the center, ten lines of biographical text; around, laudatory inscription. Rev. O Hemel Heer / Siet hier bij Leef ick / Dit is het Leven Van / Mijn Geest / so Hemelwaard so Draaf / So Streef ik / Tot dat men seid hij / is Geweest At the center, eight lines of laudatory text, surrounded by another text. Bemolt 653. Extremely rare. Beautifully engraved. Toned and epigraphically attractive. Nearly extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
An elegant rendering of a three-masted sailing ship
Lot 358
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, Friesland. Harlingen. 1718. Medal (Silver, 60.5 mm, 51.41 g, 12 h), engraved medal, with heavy rims, produced to honour Jan Jacobsen Huyser on his becoming Dean of the Grootschippers Guild on 2 April 1718. Three-masted sailing ship to left with four gunports on the port side and two on the stern; on the main mast, the Prinsenvlag. Rev. Den 2 April / A°. 1718 / Jan Jacobsen / Huyser. Dirks CXXI, 7, 9, 10, 11. Extremely rare, if not unique. A beautifully made, elegantly engraved and toned medal. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 359
GERMANY. Uncertan mint. Circa 1720s-1760s. Medal (Silver, 50 mm, 28.21 g, 5 h), a fully engraved medal made in honour of a loving couple. Sihe diese bede Schertzen / Den Sie lieben Sich v. hertzen = (look at these two fooling around, they love each other with all their hearts) Young man and woman sitting on a canopied couch or bed, apparently inside a building, beginning to mess around with each other (i.e., a possible baroque precursor of the Me Too movement); in the field, townscape with interested locals looking out on the couple from the windows and doors of the surrounding buildings. Rev. Crown over a cursive mirror-image monogram set between two palm branches. Apparently only known from this example. Very skillfully engraved. Toned and very attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 360
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, Holland. Dordrecht. 1730. Anniversary Medal (Silver, 70 mm, 45.00 g, 12 h), an engraved medal on the 25th anniversary of the marriage of A. van Tilburgh and O. van Eterson. Arnoldus Van Tilburgh en Odilia van Eterson Geegt den 19 November A° 1705 Sun in rays inscribed Laus / Deo, above two clasped hands with the crowned arms of the married couple. Rev. Wij, die het sil- / vere feest beleven, / Dit stuk tot een / gedagtenis geven / Aan onse vier paar / lieve kinderen: / God wil hun welvaart / nimmer minderen. / Gegeven den / 19 Novembr / A° 1730 Metrical honorary inscription of eleven lines. Extremely rare, lightly toned and extremely attractive. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 361
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, South Holland. s'Gravnehage. Adriaan Gevers Deynoot, Sheriff of Schiland, and Anna Lohman, 1775. Marriage Medal (Silver, 27 mm, 3.08 g, 12 h), engraved. Helmeted and garlanded shield bearing the quartered arms of Gevers Deynoot; below, ribbon bearing the motto CONSTANS AC FORTIS. Rev. Helmeted and garlanded shield bearing the Lohman arms. Fredericks Vol II, 619 (this piece). Extremely rare, if not unique. Attractive and impressive, beautifully toned with darkened field surfaces. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2100 CHF
Estimate: 1250 CHF
Lot 362
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, Holland. Gouda. 1781. Prize Medal (Silver, 65.5 mm, 64.73 g, 12 h), an engraved medal awarded to Franciscum Janus Gallé, who graduated from the Latin School of Gouda as the best public orator of the year. Crowned arms of Gouda with two lion supporters; above, ribbon inscribed GOUDAE. Rev. Inscription of fifteen lines giving the name of the recipient, Fransicum Janum Gallé (in dative), his accomplishments, his four teachers, J. Noortbergh, H. van Eyck, P. L. Shippers and D. J. Metske, and the Rector, Petro Dausy . Extremely rare, and probably unique. Attractively toned and very well-engraved. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
Probably unique
Lot 363
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, Holland. Gouda. 1787. Prize Medal (Silver gilt, 69 mm, 61.68 g, 12 h), an engraved medal awarded to Isaac Scheltus, who graduated from the Latin School of Gouda as the best public orator of the year. Crowned arms of Gouda with two lion supporters; below, band inscribed with the school motto, PER ASPERA AD ASTRA. Rev. Inscription of fourteen lines giving the name of the recipient, Isaaco Scheltus (in dative), his accomplishments, his four teachers, J. J. Slicher, R. Swanenburg, M. W. vanden Kerckhoven van Groenendyck and J. A. Smit, and the Rector, G. C. C. Vatebender. Extremely rare, and probably unique.With attractive original gilding and very well-engraved. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 4400 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 364
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. Uncertain city. L. Gaillard and I. G. Groneman, 1797. Anniversary Medal (Silver, 46 mm, 31.57 g, 12 h), engraved medal on the 25th wedding anniversary of L. Gaillard and I. G. Groneman, 5 March 1797. Wreath over two clasped right hands; below, 5 / 17 - 97 / 3 over an olive and a palm branch. Rev. Toen / L. GAILLARD / en I. G. GRONEMAN / waren 25 Jaar Getrouwt / in 't leeven zyn desen / Penninge aan / haaren Kinderen / ter Gedagtenis / gegeven (= When L. Gaillard and I. G. Groneman had been married for 25 years, they gave this commemorative medal to their children). No references found. Lightly toned, hand engraved and more-or-less as made. Contemporary piercing with suspension loop, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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