obolos 14
15. December 2019
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Lot 654
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
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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.

Someone might wonder, HOW??? How did Basileios actually re-put the string into this seal and reuse it to send a scroll. We all know that a seal is created by two flans merged together with the help of a Bouloterion and to remove the string is almost impossible. So what actually happened her? Maybe the Basileios (who apparently didn't know very good Greek) just returned the message to Nikolaos using the same Seal, string, and possibly parchment.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
15 Dec 2019 21:27:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
04 Jun 2020 02:36:20 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
130 CHF by MailBidder4120 (Bids: 8)

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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
Lot 656
Starting Price: 75 CHF
CRUSADERS. Edessa. Baldwin II, second reign, 1108-1118. Heavy Follis (Bronze, 27 mm, 6.57 g, 12 h). BAΛΔ/OVINO/[KOMH] in three lines. Rev. Cross fleuronnée with pellet in each end. CCS 8. Metcalf 107-8. Schlumberger pl. 1, 3. Wäckerlin 165-6. With attractive reddish earthen highlights. Overstruck as usual and with an edge split at 5h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
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