Stephen Album Rare Coins > Auction 44Auction date: 15 September 2022
Lot number: 1827

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


UMAYYAD: AE fals (3.02g), 'Asqalan (Ashqelon), ND (ca. 710-720), A-167, SNAT-170 (same reverse die), third Umayyad type with the mint name, with la sharika lahu added below the obverse field, some porosity, VF, RR.

Estimate: 100-130 USD

Starting price: 80 USD

Match 1:
Stephen Album Rare Coins > Auction 44Auction date: 15 September 2022
Lot number: 570

Price realized: 170 USD   (Approx. 170 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


QARAKHANID AT BALKH & TIRMIDH: Khusrawshah, 1179-1186, AE qadiri dirham (4.41g), Qunduz, DM, A-3478D, ruler cited as al-sultan al-a'zam rukn al-dunya wa'l-din khusrawshah, with the mint name above the obverse field, unpublished and one of just two known pieces, strong VF, RRR. This is the earliest known coin with the mint name Qunduz, formerly Walwalij, which had been an important Ghaznavid, Great Seljuq, and Ghorid of Bamiyan mint, last recorded on gold coins dated 605 (type A-1806). The earliest published coins with the name Qunduz are gold dinars of the Khwarizmshah Muhammad b. Takish, dated in the early 610s. The name "qunduz" derives from the Persian "kohan-dez", which means "old fortress".

Estimate: 150-200 USD

Starting price: 120 USD

Match 2:
Stephen Album Rare Coins > Auction 44Auction date: 15 September 2022
Lot number: 508

Price realized: 3,750 USD   (Approx. 3,752 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


OTTOMAN EMPIRE: Selim II, 1566-1574, AV dinar (4.23g), Tilimsan, AH980, A-M1324, Damali-TL-A1b, date in numerals on the obverse, in words on the obverse, together with the mint name, with the formula khams 'ashar qirat, "fifteen karats", which explains the fineness of this type, average strike with some double-striking in the reverse center, VF, RRRR. Of the highest degree of rarity, with only one example on CoinArchives (Künker Auction 231, lot 9656, sold in 2013). The statement of fineness was discontinued on all later Ottoman dinars and fractions of Tilimsan.

Estimate: 2,000-2,400 USD

Starting price: 1600 USD

Match 3:
Stephen Album Rare Coins > Auction 44Auction date: 15 September 2022
Lot number: 194

Price realized: 375 USD   (Approx. 375 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


UMAYYAD: AE fals (4.11g), Sarakhs, AH125, A-F205, citing the local governor cited in the obverse margin, tentatively read as hattin bin khalid, with the father's name almost certain, the kalima divided between the obverse margin and the reverse center, mint and date in the reverse margin; some weakness, unique, VF, RRRR. This fals is newly discovered and the only known Umayyad copper coin of Sarakhs, which is a well-known Umayyad silver dirham mint.

Estimate: 200-300 USD

Starting price: 170 USD

Match 4:
Stephen Album Rare Coins > Auction 44Auction date: 15 September 2022
Lot number: 1816

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


ARAB-BYZANTINE: Standing Caliph, ca. 692-697, AE fals (2.61g), Harran, A-3537, unusual type, unique to this mint, nice strike on crude planchet, VF, RR. The obverse inscriptions consist of "muhammad" to the left and the mint name to the right of the caliph, whereas the reverse bears a Greek monogram to the left and repeats the name "muhammad" in Arabic to the right. The Greek IS appears below the reverse, of unexplained meaning.

Estimate: 140-160 USD

Starting price: 110 USD

Match 5:
Stephen Album Rare Coins > Auction 44Auction date: 15 September 2022
Lot number: 1828

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


UMAYYAD: Anonymous, ca. 700-750, AE fals (2.81g), Iliya (Jerusalem), ND, A-179, W-P.124, three outer circles on obverse, VF, R. The mint name Iliya (Jerusalem), is derived from the first part of its Roman name Aelia Capitolina.

Estimate: 130-170 USD

Starting price: 110 USD