obolos 13
15. June 2019
Webauction
Lot 753
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Magnifier
Live-View
CRUSADERS. Beyliks of Western Asia Minor. After 1348. Ducat (Gold, 22 mm, 3.44 g, 7 h), late 'K' Series, imitating the Venetian ducats of Andrea Dantolo, (1344-1354). ANDR DANDVLO• - S M VENET /DVX Doge kneeling left, grasping long, cross-tipped scepter handed to him by St. Mark, standing right before him. Rev. •SIT T XPE DATOTV - K SIS ISTE DVCAT Christ standing facing in mandorla with nine stars. Gamberini 344 (under Robert d'Anzou). Ives pl. XIII. CNI VII 37 (under Venetians in the Levant). Lambros-Clarence 89-95 (under Robert d'Anzou). Mazarakis (Lanz) 707. Mazarakis, Beyliks, Group I. A rare early example struck in debased gold. Obverse somewhat rough, otherwise, good very fine.

From the A.T. Collection, acquired possibly in the 70s.

The 'K' Series ducats, named after the letter K located in reverse inscription, near Jesus's feet, were struck in the area of Asia Minor, possibly Smyrna prior to 1435 (based on hoard evidence). Mazarakis Group I is a controversial group where many fluctuations in the purity of the gold have been noted, ranging between 30% and 80%. According to Mazarakis these are the first gold coins of the post-Seljuk beyliks of western Asia Minor. In contrast to what it was supported until now, the first group with the debased gold Ducats was followed by a more pure and carefully struck Group II also imitating mainly the ducats of Andrea Dantolo. In any case this early group seems to be really rare as proven by the limited number of dies used and possibly many coins were intentionally removed from the circulation.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
02 Jul 2019 22:16:30 CEST
Current Date & Time:
29 Oct 2020 14:49:00 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
220 CHF by grey (Bids: 4)

Bidding will be closed precisely at the time indicated; any bids received after that time will NOT be executed. Please be aware that electronic transmission times can vary so that bids sent very near the closing time may, in fact, arrive AFTER bidding closes, thus resulting in your bid being rejected.

You must be a registered and approved bidder in order to bid. All bidder registrations must be approved: Registration is open until 24 hours prior to the sale. All winning bids placed on our site are subject to a buyer's fee of 18.5%. By placing a bid on a lot in this sale you have both entered into a legally binding contract to purchase that lot, and have also accepted the Terms of Use found on this website. Please bid in WHOLE SWISS FRANC AMOUNTS only (125, 400, 1098, etc.): an error message will result if you use a decimal point (.), a letter or any other character (+, %, etc.) in your bid.


0 - 100 ⇒ 5
100 - 200 ⇒ 10
200 - 500 ⇒ 20
500 - 1'000 ⇒ 50
1'000 - 2'000 ⇒ 100
2'000 - 5'000 ⇒ 200
5'000 - 10'000 ⇒ 500
10'000 - 20'000 ⇒ 1'000
20'000 - 50'000 ⇒ 2'000
50'000 - 100'000 ⇒ 5'000
100'000 - 200'000 ⇒ 10'000
200'000 - 500'000 ⇒ 20'000
500'000 - 1'000'000 ⇒ 50'000
1'000'000 - 2'000'000 ⇒ 100'000
2'000'000 - 5'000'000 ⇒ 200'000
from 5'000'000 ⇒ 500'000

Lot 753
Starting Price: 150 CHF
CRUSADERS. Beyliks of Western Asia Minor. After 1348. Ducat (Gold, 22 mm, 3.44 g, 7 h), late 'K' Series, imitating the Venetian ducats of Andrea Dantolo, (1344-1354). ANDR DANDVLO• - S M VENET /DVX Doge kneeling left, grasping long, cross-tipped scepter handed to him by St. Mark, standing right before him. Rev. •SIT T XPE DATOTV - K SIS ISTE DVCAT Christ standing facing in mandorla with nine stars. Gamberini 344 (under Robert d'Anzou). Ives pl. XIII. CNI VII 37 (under Venetians in the Levant). Lambros-Clarence 89-95 (under Robert d'Anzou). Mazarakis (Lanz) 707. Mazarakis, Beyliks, Group I. A rare early example struck in debased gold. Obverse somewhat rough, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Lot 754
Starting Price: 150 CHF
CRUSADERS. Beyliks of Western Asia Minor. After 1348. Ducat (Gold, 22 mm, 3.45 g, 3 h), late 'K' Series, imitating the Venetian ducats of Andrea Dantolo, (1344-1354). ANDR DANDVLO - S M VENETI Doge kneeling left, grasping long, cross-tipped scepter, handed to him by St. Mark, standing right before him. Rev. •SIT T XPE DATOTV - K SIS ISTE DVCAT• Christ standing facing in mandorla with nine stars. Gamberini 344 (under Robert d'Anzou). Ives pl. XIII. CNI VII 37 (under Venetians in the Levant). Lambros-Clarence 89-95 (under Robert d'Anzou). Mazarakis (Lanz) 707. Mazarakis, Beyliks, Group I. A rare early example struck in debased gold. Usual roughness on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Lot 755
Starting Price: 850 CHF
CRUSADERS. Knights of Rhodes (Knights Hospitallers). Fabrizio del Carretto, 1513-1521. Ducat (Gold, 22.5 mm, 3.51 g, 12 h), imitating the Venetian Ducat, mint of Rhodes. •F•FABRICII•D•CA - S•IOANNI / MF The Grand Master of the order kneeling left before St. John, jointly holding banner. Rev. •SIT•T •XPЄ•DΛT•OT - •RЄGIS •ISTЄ•DVC Christ Pantokrator standing facing in mandorla with nine stars. Friedberg 11. Gamberini 386 var. Schlumberger 14 var (legends). A fresh, sharp and clear ducat with a darkish old collection toning. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1040 CHF
Loading...