obolos 14
15. December 2019
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Lot 653
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
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Basil Apocapes. Nobelissimos and Dux of Edessa, 1077-1084. Seal (Lead, 21 mm, 11.22 g, 11 h). [O /B]A/C - I/ΛE/I St. Basil of Caesarea, nimbate, facing, holding Book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right hand in benediction. Rev. [..B]ACIΛΕΙ[Ω]/NΩBEΛΛI/CIMΩ S ΔOY/KI EΔECIS/ TΩ AΠOK/OΠ[O] in six lines. Zacos -. Cheynet Instanbul - (cf. 8.25). Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.



Cf. Jordanov, Corpus II 40 for a seal of Apocapes before 1064 when he was serving in the Paradounabian region. Basil served in the Balkans from 1059 to 1065. After the defeat of Romanus Diogenes in 1071 he served under the Armenian general Philaretus Brachamios as a Dux of the city of Edessa from 1077 until his death in 1083.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
15 Dec 2019 21:26:30 CET
Current Date & Time:
30 May 2020 11:04:24 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
700 CHF by mac4 (Bids: 14)

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Lot 653
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Basil Apocapes. Nobelissimos and Dux of Edessa, 1077-1084. Seal (Lead, 21 mm, 11.22 g, 11 h). [O /B]A/C - I/ΛE/I St. Basil of Caesarea, nimbate, facing, holding Book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right hand in benediction. Rev. [..B]ACIΛΕΙ[Ω]/NΩBEΛΛI/CIMΩ S ΔOY/KI EΔECIS/ TΩ AΠOK/OΠ[O] in six lines. Zacos -. Cheynet Instanbul - (cf. 8.25). Struck on a tight flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Lot 654
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Basileios Hypatos, 11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 31 mm, 24.90 g, 12 h), Overstruck on a seal of a certain Nikolaos. O B/A-C/H/Λ Facing, nimbate and draped bust of St. Basil, holding Book of Gospels. Rev. + AΓIE BOHΘHTO CO ΔOYΛO BACHΛHO YΠATO [...] In six lines, with the lower part of the inscription missing due to the overstrike. Zacos I -. Zacos II -. Cheynet -. A fine seal with attractive surfaces and showing interesting undertype. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Lot 655
Starting Price: 200 CHF
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin I, 1098-1100. Follis (Bronze, 25 mm, 6.84 g, 11 h). IC -XC Nimbate and draped bust of Christ facing, with two pellets on the cross nimbus, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels. Rev. B-Λ/Δ-N Latin cross on two steps, with globe at the end of each arm and with a crosslet at the center. CCS 1b. Metcalf, p. 33, Class 1 var. Schlumberger pl. I, 5 corr. Wäckerlin 161. Extremely rare, clear, with a dark green patina overlaid by earthen highlights. Partially struck flat, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
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