Heritage World Coin Auctions > Hong Kong Signature Sale 3100Auction date: 7 July 2022
Lot number: 35057

Price realized: 1,450 USD   (Approx. 1,425 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
Isaac II Angelus (AD 1185-1195). EL aspron trachy (29mm, 4.03 gm, 6h). NGC Choice MS 5/5 - 5/5. Constantinople. Virgin, nimbate, enthroned facing, holding nimbate head of infant Christ on lap; barred MHP (ligate)-ΘV across fields / ICAAKIOC-ΔЄC, Isaac II (on left), standing facing, wearing crown with pendilia, divitision, and jeweled chlamys, cruciform scepter in right hand, akakia in left, and Archangel Michael (on right), standing facing in military attire, nimbate, reaching up to crown Isaac with right hand, jeweled scepter in left; O in middle field between heads, X/MI in right field. Sear 2002. Solidly struck on bright and highly lustrous flan.

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Estimate: 500-1000 USD

Match 1:
Heritage World Coin Auctions > Dallas Signature Sale 3102Auction date: 2 November 2022
Lot number: 32313

Price realized: 600 USD   (Approx. 608 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
Isaac II Angelus (AD 1185-1195). EL aspron trachy (29mm, 4.12 gm, 5h). NGC Choice MS 5/5 - 5/5. Constantinople. Virgin, nimbate, enthroned facing, holding nimbate head of infant Christ on lap; barred MHP (ligate)-TV across fields / ICAAKIOC, Isaac II (on left), standing facing, wearing crown with pendilia and jeweled chlamys, cruciform scepter in right hand, akakia in left, Archangel Michael (on right), standing facing, wearing nimbus cruciger and military attire, reaching up with right hand to crown Isaac, jeweled scepter in left; O in middle field between heads, X/MI in right field. Sear 2002.

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Match 2:
Heritage World Coin Auctions > Showcase Auction 61290Auction date: 2 October 2022
Lot number: 99031

Price realized: 1,100 USD   (Approx. 1,126 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
Isaac II Angelus (AD 1185-1195). EL aspron trachy (29mm, 4.06 gm, 6h). NGC Choice AU★ 5/5 - 5/5. Constantinople. Virgin, nimbate, enthroned facing, holding nimbate head of infant Christ on lap; barred MHP (ligate)-TV across fields / ICAAKIOC, Isaac II (on left), standing facing, wearing crown with pendilia and jeweled chlamys, cruciform scepter in right hand, akakia in left, Archangel Michael (on right), standing facing, wearing nimbus cruciger and military attire, reaching up to crown Isaac with right hand, jeweled scepter in left; Θ in middle field between heads, X/AP/X/M in right field. Sear 2002. Deeply struck from meticulously engraved dies on toned flan.

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Estimate: 1000-1500 USD

Match 3:
Heritage World Coin Auctions > Dallas Signature Sale 3102Auction date: 2 November 2022
Lot number: 32312

Price realized: 1,000 USD   (Approx. 1,013 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
Isaac II Angelus (AD 1185-1195). EL aspron trachy (28mm, 3.55 gm, 6h). NGC Choice MS★ 5/5 - 5/5. Constantinople. Virgin, nimbate, enthroned facing, holding nimbate head of infant Christ on lap; barred MHP (ligate)-TV across fields / ICAAKIOC, Isaac II (on left), standing facing, wearing crown with pendilia and jeweled chlamys, cruciform scepter in right hand, akakia in left, Archangel Michael (on right), standing facing, wearing nimbus cruciger and military attire, reaching up with right hand to crown Isaac, jeweled scepter in left; Θ in middle field between heads, X/M in right field. Sear 2002. Exceptionally eye appealing and presently the sole example with a start designation in this lofty Choice Mint State grade.

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Match 4:
Heritage World Coin Auctions > ANA Signature Sale 3101Auction date: 25 August 2022
Lot number: 35275

Price realized: 3,600 USD   (Approx. 3,607 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
Isaac II Angelus (AD 1185-1195). EL aspron trachy (30mm, 3.93 gm, 6h). NGC Gem MS 5/5 - 5/5. Constantinople. Virgin, nimbate, enthroned facing, holding nimbate head of infant Christ on lap; barred MHP (ligate)-TV across fields / ICAAKIOC, Isaac II (on left), standing facing, wearing crown with pendilia and jeweled chlamys, cruciform scepter in right hand, akakia in left, Archangel Michael (on right), standing facing, wearing nimbus cruciger and military attire, reaching up with right hand to crown Isaac with right hand, jeweled scepter in left; O in middle field between heads, X/MI in right field. Sear 2002. A gorgeous specimen struck from fresh dies that retains most of its original luster.

Isaac II came to power through the Constantinople mob's overthrow of Andronicus I. Only two months into his reign, he achieved a decisive and total victory over the invading Normans of Sicily at the Battle of Demetritzes, completely driving them from Byzantine territory. It was to be the only major success of Isaac's ten-year reign. Soon after the victory against the Normans, the Bulgarians revolted after 150 years of Byzantine rule, ending the period of unchallenged Byzantine dominance in the Balkans. On the other side of the empire, the relatively stable frontier with the Turks that had been established by his great-grandfather Alexius I Comnenus began to erode, as Isaac possessed neither the military competence of his predecessors nor sufficient interest in the eastern border due to his preoccupation with the futile struggle to reclaim Bulgaria. His attempt to impede the progress of the Third Crusade proved unsuccessful and counter to Byzantine interests. A weak administrator, Isaac watched passively as the power of the local provincial lords grew at the expense of the authority of Constantinople. The highly centralized Byzantine system of administration, which had ensured the empire's survival for hundreds of years and through numerous crises, was allowed to fall into permanent decay. He was overthrown and blinded by his brother Alexius in 1195, briefly returning to the throne on the eve of the Sack of Constantinople.

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Estimate: 1000-2250 USD

Match 5:
Heritage World Coin Auctions > Hong Kong Signature Sale 3100Auction date: 7 July 2022
Lot number: 35056

Price realized: 3,000 USD   (Approx. 2,949 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
Isaac II Angelus (AD 1185-1195). EL aspron trachy (30mm, 3.91 gm, 5h). NGC Gem MS 5/5 - 5/5. Constantinople. Virgin, nimbate, enthroned facing, holding nimbate head of infant Christ on lap; barred MHP (ligate)-ΘV across fields / ICAAKIOC, Isaac II (on left), standing facing, wearing crown with pendilia, divitision, and jeweled chlamys, cruciform scepter in right hand, akakia in left, and Archangel Michael (on right), standing facing in military attire, nimbate, reaching up to crown Isaac with right hand, jeweled scepter in left; O in middle field between heads, X/AB/XM in right field. Sear 2002. Sharply struck on gleaming flan with light rose gold toning. One of only five examples certified at this lofty grade.

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Estimate: 1000-2000 USD