Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 22Auction date: 20 August 2022
Lot number: 340

Price realized: 460 CHF   (Approx. 480 USD / 478 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 32 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis, circa 1152-1167. Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing pallium and colobium, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; in fields, IC - XC. Rev. [MAN૪HΛ] ΔЄCΠΟTH / M - ΘV Manuel standing facing on the left, wearing crown, divitision and jewelled loros, holding akakia in his right hand and patriarchal cross in his left together with Virgin Mary standing facing on the right, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium and raising her left hand in benediction. DOC 2b. SB 1958. An unusually sharp and fresh example. Minor graffiti and with light doubling, otherwise, good extremely fine.


From the collection of Dr. Max Blaschegg (1930-2021, with collector's ticket), received as a Christmas present in 1982 and privately acquired from B. Schulte (Münzen & Medaillen AG) at the Zürich coin fair on 23 October 1982.

Starting price: 100 CHF

Match 1:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 20Auction date: 16 July 2022
Lot number: 3050

Price realized: 190 CHF   (Approx. 194 USD / 193 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 32 mm, 2.92 g, 7 h), Constantinopolis, circa 1152-1167. Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing pallium and colobium, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; in fields, IC - XC. Rev. Manuel standing facing on the left, wearing crown, divitision and jewelled loros, holding akakia in his right hand and patriarchal cross in his left together with Virgin Mary standing facing on the right, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium and raising her left hand in benediction. DOC 3a. SB 1958. The flan slightly wavy along the edge and with some graffiti, otherwise, very fine.

Starting price: 75 CHF

Match 2:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 22Auction date: 20 August 2022
Lot number: 341

Price realized: 70 CHF   (Approx. 73 USD / 73 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Aspron Trachy (Billon, 32 mm, 4.69 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis, circe 1152-1160. Christ seated facing on square-backed throne, wearing pallium and colobium, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; in fields, XC - IC. Rev. MAN૪ΗΛ ΔЄCΠΟΤΗ Manuel I Comnenus standing facing, wearing crown with pendilia and loros, holding cruciform scepter in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 11b. SB 1963. Light deposits and with minor flan faults, otherwise, extremely fine.


From the collection of Dr. Max Blaschegg (1930-2021, with collector's ticket), privately acquired from San Diego at the Zürich coin fair on 23 October 1982.

Starting price: 25 CHF

Match 3:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 24Auction date: 3 December 2022
Lot number: 747

Price realized: 700 CHF   (Approx. 744 USD / 710 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 32 mm, 4.21 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis, circa 1160-1164. IC - XC Christ, nimbate, standing facing on dais, holding book of Gospels in his left hand; in field to left and right, star. Rev. MANOVHΛ - O / ΘE/OΔ/Ⲱ/PO/C Manuel, bearded, on the left, holding hilt of sword with his right hand, and St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, on the right, holding hilt of sword with his left, standing facing, holding between them patriarchal cross set on globus; in field between emperor and cross, pellet. DOC 4d var. (no pellet). Gitbud & Naumann 31 (2015), 785 (same reverse die). SB 1959 var. (no pellet). An extremely rare variety. Minor doubling, otherwise, good extremely fine.

Starting price: 150 CHF

Match 4:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 22Auction date: 20 August 2022
Lot number: 344

Price realized: 440 CHF   (Approx. 459 USD / 457 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Andronicus I Comnenus, 1183-1185. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 30 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis. ✠ΘKЄ ROHΘЄΙ The Virgin orans, nimbate, standing facing on footstool, wearing pallium and maphorium; in fields to left and right, monogram of MHP and ΘV; on breast, nimbate head of Christ. Rev. ANΔPONIK Ⲱ ΔЄCΠΟTH On the left, Andronicus I standing facing, with forked beard, wearing divitision and loros, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left, on the right, Christ standing facing flanked by IC - XC, nimbate, wearing pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels in his left hand and crowning the Emperor with his right. DOC 2b. SB 1984. Sharply struck and beautifully preserved. Minor graffiti, otherwise, extremely fine.


From the collection of Dr. Max Blaschegg (1930-2021, with collector's ticket), privately acquired from Dr. F. Sternberg on 15 February 1979.

Starting price: 150 CHF

Match 5:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 24Auction date: 3 December 2022
Lot number: 3550

Price realized: 140 CHF   (Approx. 149 USD / 142 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Manuel I Comnenus, 1143-1180. Aspron Trachy (Electrum, 27 mm, 1.65 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis, circa 1160-1167. The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, holding with her both hands medallion of infant Christ, nimbate; in fields, MP - ΘV. Rev. Manuel I, bearded, on the left, holding akakia in his right hand, and St. Demetrios, beardless and nimbate, on the right, holding hilt of sword with his left, standing facing, holding between them labarum; around, traces of legend. DOC 9. SB 1974. Heavily clipped along the edge and with scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.

Starting price: 25 CHF