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nomos auction 22
may 2021
Auction 21
Estimate: 1750 CHF
Lot 145
THESSALY. Pharsalos. Late 5th-mid 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 5.97 g, 9 h), signed by the engraver Telephantos, with his initials on the obverse and on the reverse, and with those of his ‘pupil’ Ip...on the obverse. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet with raised cheek pieces; in tiny letters behind neck, ΤΗ and ΙΠ. Rev. Φ-Α / Ρ-Σ (last two letters retrograde) Thessalian cavalryman riding horse prancing to right, wearing petasos, chlamys and chiton, and holding a lagobolon over his right shoulder; in exergue, Τ. Lavva 86 (O43/R51). Sharply struck and attractively toned, with unusually clear details. Minor marks and a tiny cut on the reverse edge, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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21 february 2021
Obolos 18
Estimate: 150 CHF
Lot 954
Latin Rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27 mm, 4.16 g), copying the hyperpyra of John III Ducas (Vatatzes) from Magnesia, probably struck under Baldwin II de Courtenay, c. 1240-1261. IC - XC Christ enthroned facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, raising his right hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels in his left; trefoil of pellets above throne to right. Rev. Fragmentary legend. John, on the left, standing facing, wearing divitision and loros, holding anexikakia in his left hand and labarum in his right, crowned by the Virgin, nimbate and standing facing on the right; at sides of the Virgin's head, MP - ΘV. DOC 9c. Hendy pp. 250-4. Cf. Metcalf p. 229f. SB -, but cf. 2073 for the issue of John III that it copies. Coppery hue. Very fine.
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