obolos 20
3 October 2021
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Lot 1400
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
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Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.36 g, 7 h), 792-793. d COnSTAnTInOS CA SIΔ' Crowned facing busts of Constantine VI, beardless and smaller, on the left, wearing chlalmys, and Irene, larger and on the right, wearing loros and holding cross tiped scepter; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. S InIRI AVΓ'AV MITRA' Figures of Constantine V, Leo III and Leo IV seated facing, all crowned and wearing chlamys. DOC 2. Füeg 4 (Ir.4.10/C.4.10). SB 1592. Very rare with this arangement of the legends . Nearly extremely fine.



Constantine VI was the son of Leo IV and Irene Sarantapechaina - Irene of Athens - the daughter of an important Greek family (there is a Sarantapichou street in Athens today). He was just a child when he came to the throne under his mother’s tutelage (born in 771, he had been crowned co-emperor in 776). He turned into a vacillating and cruel emperor after he had finally managed to oust his mother from the regency in 790. He faced a number of revolts, including one by his uncle, which he suppressed with great cruelty. Finally Irene managed to return and depose him in 797; he was blinded with such ferocity that he died shortly thereafter. This early solidus shows him and his mother as equals.
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Online bidding closes:
04 Oct 2021 02:40:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
24 Oct 2021 21:16:19 CEST
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Hammer Price:
1000 CHF by MailBidder3997 (Bids: 5)

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Lot 1400
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.36 g, 7 h), 792-793. d COnSTAnTInOS CA SIΔ' Crowned facing busts of Constantine VI, beardless and smaller, on the left, wearing chlalmys, and Irene, larger and on the right, wearing loros and holding cross tiped scepter; between their heads, cross and pellet. Rev. S InIRI AVΓ'AV MITRA' Figures of Constantine V, Leo III and Leo IV seated facing, all crowned and wearing chlamys. DOC 2. Füeg 4 (Ir.4.10/C.4.10). SB 1592. Very rare with this arangement of the legends . Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 1401
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Constantine VI & Irene, 780-797. Miliaresion (Silver, 22 mm, 1.90 g, 12 h), Constantinople. IhSUS XRIS-TUS hICA Cross potent on base and three steps. Rev. COhS/TAhTIhO/S S IRINI E/C ΘEЧ bA/SILIS+ in five lines within triple dotted circle. DOC 4. SB 1595. Possibly overstruck. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Lot 1402
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius, 802-811. Semissis (Gold, 17 mm, 1.74 g, 6 h), Syracuse, 803-810. hICIFOROS b Crowned facing bust of Nicephorus, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in left. Rev. STAVRACI Crowned facing bust of Stauracius, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and akakia in left. DOC 7. SB 1609. Clipped, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
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