obolos 15
24 May 2020
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Lot 1038
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
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BYZANTINE SEALS. Nikephoros Episkopos of Tiberioupolis, circa 11th Century. Seal (Lead, 18.5 mm, 4.01 g, 12 h). [..]Θ TΩ C' / M/X Bust of the winged Archangel Michael facing, holding globus and spear. Rev. NIKH/ ΦOPΩ E/ΠICKOΠΩ/ TIBEPIA/ΠOΛ in five lines within linear border. Possibly unpublished; cf. Zacos I 1473 for the seal of another bishop from this city. With a lovely and particularly artistic depiction of the Archangel Michael; particularly hard-to-find seal. Very fine.



Tiberioupolis was, apparently, a city in Bithynia.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
24 May 2020 23:39:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
26 Oct 2021 14:13:58 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
180 CHF by madmike (Bids: 9)

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Lot 1038
Starting Price: 50 CHF
BYZANTINE SEALS. Nikephoros Episkopos of Tiberioupolis, circa 11th Century. Seal (Lead, 18.5 mm, 4.01 g, 12 h). [..]Θ TΩ C' / M/X Bust of the winged Archangel Michael facing, holding globus and spear. Rev. NIKH/ ΦOPΩ E/ΠICKOΠΩ/ TIBEPIA/ΠOΛ in five lines within linear border. Possibly unpublished; cf. Zacos I 1473 for the seal of another bishop from this city. With a lovely and particularly artistic depiction of the Archangel Michael; particularly hard-to-find seal. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Lot 1039
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Eastern Mediterranean Area. Third Century BC on into Roman Times. Gaming Counter (Bronze, 32.5x6.5 mm, 50.42 g), with a raised, flat edge with an engraved line around at the center. Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress; around, border of large globules. Rev. Plain. No parallel found as yet. This large and thick piece must be for gaming: it is certainly not a weight and lack of any traces of an attachment on the reverse makes it unlikely to be a decoration for furniture or something similar. Very dark patina with some deposits. Some minor scrapes and marks; fine green patina, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1040
Starting Price: 75 CHF
BYZANTINE WEIGHTS. Late 5th-6th century. Weight of 2-ounkia (Bronze inlaid with silver, 33x33.5 mm, 53.00 g), uniface, square commercial weight, its top ornamented with an engraved design, silver inlays, and with flat edges. Cruciform monogram above large Γ° - Β. Rev. Plain but with traces of adjustment marks. No other 2-ounkia weights with cruciform monograms above the weight letters are known to us. An attractive example with dark green glossy patina; very unusual with the monogram. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
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