Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 25Auction date: 11 March 2023
Lot number: 3507

Price realized: 650 CHF   (Approx. 707 USD / 661 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:


John III Ducas (Vatatzes), emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. Hyperpyron (Gold, 27 mm, 4.30 g, 6 h), Magnesia. Christ, nimbate, seated facing on throne, wearing tunic and pallium, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; in field to left and right, IC - XC. Rev. John III standing facing on the left, wearing divitision and loros, holding labarum in his right hand and anexikakia in his left, crowned by the Virgin Mary, nimbate, standing facing on the right; around, traces of legend. SB 2073. A well struck example with an exceptional obverse. Some doubling and with a few light scratches, otherwise, virtually as struck.


From a European collection, formed before 2005.

Starting price: 100 CHF