nomos 24
22 May 2022 14:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Anastasius I, 491-518. Solidus (Gold, 20.5 mm, 4.47 g, 7 h), Constantinople, I =10th officina, 498. D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVC Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I 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. VICTORI-A AVGGG I / CONOB Victory standing left, holding in right hand a long staff surmounted by reversed Chi-Rho; in field to left, star. DOC 6 var. (officina not listed). MIBE 6. SB 4. Nicely centered. Considerable striking flatness and some edge faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 440 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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A Syracusan Tremissis of Heraclius
Heraclius, 610-641. Tremissis (Gold, 15 mm, 1.46 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 610-613. D N N HERAC-LIVS P P AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius to right, wearing short beard. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ E / CONOB Cross potent. DOC 53a (Constantinople). MIB 99. SB 881G. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 300 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
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A Splendid Syracusan Tremissis of Constans II
Constans II, 641-668. Tremissis (Gold, 14 mm, 1.38 g, 6 h), Syracuse, c. 659-662. D N CONSTAN-TINЧ P P AV Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans II to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ CIK / CONOB Cross potent on base; in field to right, Ч. DOC 175. MIB 111. SB 1102. Struck from the same reverse die as Bertolami 29, 2017, 675. With a very bold, Picasso-like "portrait", amusingly attractive . Some minor edge flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 300 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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Constantine IV Pogonatus, 668-685. Solidus (Gold, 18 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), Constantinople, B = 2nd officina, 681-685. P CONST-A-NUS 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 12(b). MIB 10. SB 1157. Elegant and well-struck. Very minor striking flatness on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.46 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Θ = 9th officina, 692-695. IhS CRISTOS REX REGNANTIVM 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 IЧSTINIANЧS SERЧ ChRISTI Θ / 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 7g. MIB 8a. SB 1248. A highly attractive example. Small scratch in reverse field, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1600 CHF
Estimate: 2000 CHF
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Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.39 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 692-695. IhS ChS REX REGNANTIЧM Draped bust of Jesus 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 IЧSTINIANЧS SERЧ CRISTI 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 14. MIB 16. SB 1256. Weakly struck on the obverse and light die rust, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 650 CHF
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Leontius, 695-698. Solidus (Gold, 19.50 mm, 4.32 g, 6 h), Constantinople, Γ = 3rd officina. D LEO-N PE AV Crowned bust of Leontius facing, holding akakia in his upraised right hand and globus cruciger in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ Γ /CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 1c. MIB 1. SB 1330. With a sharp portrait. Considerable striking flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 650 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Leontius, 695-698. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.35 g, 6 h), Constantinople. D LEON PP AV Crowned bust of Leontius facing, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVSЧ S /CONOB Cross potent on base. DOC 4. MIB 5. SB 1333. Well-centered. Some striking weakness in the legends, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
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Justinian II, second reign, 705-711. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.44 g, 7 h), Constantinople, 705. d N IhS ChS REX REGNANTIUM Large draped bust of Christ facing, with cross behind his head and with curly hair and a short beard; he holds a Book of Gospels in his left hand and raises his right in benediction. Rev. d N IUSTINI-ANUS MULTUS AN Crowned facing bust of Justinian II, wearing loros and holding cross potent on three steps in his right hand and a patriarchal cross on a globe inscribed PAX in his left. DOC 1. MIB 1. SB 1413. Very minor striking weakness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1200 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
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Rare second reign tremissis of Justinian II
Justinian II, second reign, 705-711. Tremissis (Gold, 15.50 mm, 1.44 g, 6 h), Constantinople. d N IҺS CҺS REX REGNANTIЧM Draped bust of Christ facing, cross behind his head, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in left. Rev. d N IЧSTINIANЧS MЧLTЧS AN Crowned bust of Justinian II facing, wearing loros, holding cross potent in right hand and patriarchal cross on globe inscribed PAX in left. DOC 5. MIB 5. SB 1419. Rare. Minor striking weakness in the legends, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 1300 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V, 717-741. Tremissis (Gold, 16 mm, 1.42 g, 6 h), Constantinople, 732-c.737. [d N] D LEO-N P A MЧ[..] Crowned and bearded bust of Leo facing, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe in his right hand and akakia with his left. Rev. [..]CON - STANTIN[...] Crowned beardless bust of Constantine facing, wearing chlamys, holding cross on base in his right hand and akakia with his left. DOC 18a. SB 1508. Attractive and well-centered. Minor die fault on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: 240 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
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Irene, 797-802. Solidus (Gold, 19.5 mm, 3.77 g, 7 h), Syracuse, circa 797/8. IRIEN AΓOVST Bust of Irene facing, wearing chlamys and crown with pendilia and a cross on a semicircle between two pinnacles, holding an akakia in her left hand; behind her shoulders, the two curved lines of a throne-back. Rev. AΓOVSTI Bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia and a cross on a triangle between two pinnacles, holding a cross potent on base in her right hand. Anastasi 452. DOC 3. SB 1601. Spahr 340. Reverse struck from a rusted die, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 2800 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Irene, 797-802. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 3.65 g, 5 h), Syracuse, 798-802. EIRIh bASILISSII Crowned bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and holding a globus cruciger in her right hand and a cross-tipped scepter in her left. Rev. EIRIh bASILI 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, C; in field to right, I. Anastasi - (cf.455). DOC -. SB - (cf.1602). Same dies as Nomos 15, 311. A few earthen deposits, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 3600 CHF
Estimate: 3500 CHF
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Nicephorus I, 802-811. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 3.78 g, 12 h), uncertain Sicilian mint, probably Syracuse, 802-803. hI-FOROS bAS Bearded and facing bust of Nicephorus I, wearing crown with a cross on circlet, a chlamys, and holding a cross potent in his right hand and an anexikakia in his left. Rev. IhSUS XRIS - TUS hICA X Cross potent on base and three steps; to left and right, C I. Anastasi -. DOC -. Roma 5, 2013, 945 (same dies). SB -. Spahr -. Very sharp and well centered on a broad flan. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
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Theophilus, 829-842. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.41 g, 5 h), Constantinople, c. 831-842. * ΘEOFI-LOS bASILE Θ Crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross in right hand and akakia in left. Rev. + mIXAHL S COnSTAnTIn' Crowned facing bust of Michael, bearded, on left, and Constantine, beardless and much smaller, on right, each wearing chlamys; above, cross; between them, pellet. DOC 3d. Füeg, Nomismata 3.H.1.y. SB 1653. Lustrous and well-centered. Small scrapes on edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 440 CHF
Estimate: 500 CHF
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Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, 913-959. Solidus (Gold, 19 mm, 4.24 g, 6 h), Constantinople, circa 945. +IhS XPS ReX ReGNANTIYM Nimbate bust of Christ facing, wearing pallium and columbium, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. + COhSTAh - T,AVTCRATIOho Crowned bust of Constantine VII facing, with long beard and wearing a loros, holding, in his right hand, a patriarchal cross on a globus. DOC 13a.1 (same dies). SB 1747. Extremely rare. Clear and well-centered. Minor marks and traces of die rust, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 12500 CHF
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Rare and Unusual Byzantine Tessera
Sisinnios, magistros, Circa 10th century. Tessera (Bronze, 21 mm, 4.41 g, 12 h), a. CICI-NNIΩ / ΜΑΓΙ/CTPΩ around cruciform invocation monogram = Κ - ΥΡ - ΕΙ - Β (Lord help the Magistrate Sisinnios). Rev. CICI-NNIΩ / ΜΑΓΙ/CTPΩ around cruciform invocation monogram = Κ - ΥΡ - ΕΙ - Β. BZS.1951.31.5.2964 (same dies). Extremely rare and unusual, and the best known example. Very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 450 CHF
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John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 28 mm, 4.34 g, 6 h), Magnesia, 1232-1254. IC - XC Christ, nimbate, seated facing on a backless throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. Ιω /ΔC / Π - Τ / Ο / Π / Ο /Φ / Υ (but fragmentary) John, on the left, standing facing, wearing divitision and loros, holding anexikakia in his left hand and labarum in his right, crowned by the Virgin, nimbate and standing facing on the right; at sides of the Virgin's head, MHP - ΘV. DOC 6b. SB 2073. Nicely toned and clearly struck. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 280 CHF
Estimate: 300 CHF
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An extremely rare Aspron Trachy of Theodore Comnenus-Ducas
Theodore Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1225/7-1230. Aspron Trachy (Silver, 29 mm, 2.55 g, 5 h), circa 1225/6. MHP - ΘY The Virgin Mary seated facing on a jewelled throne with a back, holding before her the nimbate bust of the infant Jesus; above the arms of the throne, crescents with points upwards (signal). Rev. ΘΕΟΔ ΔOYKAC On the left, standing figure of Theodore facing, wearing divination, jeweled loros and sagion and holding sheathed sword and akakia; at his right, standing figure of the nimbate Christ facing, crowning the emperor with his right hand and holding book of Gospels with his left. DOC 3 var. (unrecorded with the crescent sigla) = SB 2160. Extremely rare, if not unique with these sigla. Some striking weakness, otherwise, good very fine.
Current Bid: 2200 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
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