VAuctions > Pars Coins Sale 30Auction date: 26 September 2022
Lot number: 310

Price realized: 600 USD   (Approx. 622 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


BYZANTINE EMPIRE. John II Comnenus, (AD. 1118-1143). AV hyperpyron (4.10 gm; 31 mm). Thessalonica, 1137-1143. Barred IC - XC, Christ Pantocrator seated facing on backless throne, with cruciform nimbus, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, holding book of Gospels cradled in left arm / Facing full-length figures of John, on left, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum in right hand and akakia in left, and the Virgin Mary, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, reaching up with right hand to bless John; MO between heads. Sear 1948; DOC 5; Hendy pl. 9, 11; Berk 347. Well centered. Nicely struck. Choice EF.

Starting price: 600 USD

Match 1:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 24Auction date: 3 December 2022
Lot number: 743

Price realized: 250 CHF   (Approx. 266 USD / 254 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


John II Comnenus, 1118-1143. Tetarteron (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.15 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis, circa 1122-1137. IC - XC Christ, nimbate, standing facing on dais, wearing pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels in his left hand. Rev. + IⲰ ΔЄCΠΟΤ ΤⲰ ΠΟΡΦVΡΟΓΝΤ John II standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding scepter cruciger in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 12a. SB 1945. The obverse a bit weak, otherwise, extremely fine.

Starting price: 50 CHF

Match 2:
Nomos AG > obolos 26Auction date: 18 December 2022
Lot number: 538

Price realized: 75 CHF   (Approx. 81 USD / 76 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Theodore Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1225/7-1230. Aspron Trachy (Billon, 34 mm, 4.74 g, 6 h), Thessalonica, circa 1226-1227. Christ nimbate seated facing on backless throne, wearing tunic and colobium, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in left; in field, IC-XC; star to middle right field. Rev. ΘEOΔΩPOC ΔOYK / APX MX On the left, Theodore Komnenos-Doukas, crowned, wearing imperial robes and holding scepter in his right hand and with his left, receiving the walls of Thessalonica from the Archangel Michael, on the right, nimbate, winged and wearing an elaborate loros; above, between them, hand of God crowning Theodore. DOC 7a. SB 2165. Light deposits, otherwise, very fine.


Starting price: 75 CHF

Match 3:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 22Auction date: 20 August 2022
Lot number: 354

Price realized: 280 CHF   (Approx. 292 USD / 291 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Theodore Comnenus-Ducas, as emperor of Thessalonica, 1225/7-1230. Trachy (Bronze, 29 mm, 4.72 g, 6 h), Thessalonica. Christ, nimbate, seated facing on backless throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left hand; in fields to left and right, IC - XC. Rev. Theodore Comnenus-Ducas standing facing on the left, holding scepter in his right hand; on the right, Archangel Michael standing facing, presenting castle to Theodore with his right hand and holding scepter in his left; above, Manus Dei blessing Theodore. SB 2165 (reverse misdescribed). Light doubling and with an edge crack, otherwise, about very fine.


From the collection of Dr. Max Blaschegg (1930-2021, with collector's ticket), ex Gorny & Mosch 241, 10 October 2016, 2949.

Starting price: 25 CHF

Match 4:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 24Auction date: 3 December 2022
Lot number: 3543

Price realized: 150 CHF   (Approx. 159 USD / 152 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Nicephorus III Botaniates, 1078-1081. Histamenon (Electrum, 30 mm, 4.28 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis. Christ, nimbate, seated facing on backless throne, wearing tunic and pallium, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; to left and right, IC - XC. Rev. +NIKHΦ ΔЄC Tω ROTANIAT Nicephorus III standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 3. SB 1881. Struck from worn dies and brushed, otherwise, fine.

Starting price: 25 CHF

Match 5:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 22Auction date: 20 August 2022
Lot number: 366

Price realized: 240 CHF   (Approx. 250 USD / 249 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX, 1282-1328. Basilikon (Silver, 22 mm, 2.13 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis, 1304-1320. KVPIE BOHΘEI Christ, nimbate, seated facing on backless throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; below each elbow of Christ, small pellet. Rev. AVTOKPATOPЄC PⲰMAIⲰN Andronicus II, on the left, standing facing, wearing crown with pendilia and loros and Michael IX, on the right, standing facing, wearing crown with pendilia and loros, holding between them labarum on shaft. DOC 517ff. SB 2402. An attractive example with beautiful iridescent toning. Light doubling, otherwise, about extremely fine.


From the collection of Dr. Max Blaschegg (1930-2021, with collector's ticket), privately acquired from Schweizerische Kreditanstalt Monetarium in May 1987.

Starting price: 50 CHF