Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 28Auction date: 9 December 2023
Lot number: 6834

Price realized: 480 CHF   (Approx. 546 USD / 507 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


WALLACHIA. Uncertain ruler. 15th century. Denier (Silver, 16 mm, 0.23 g). Coat of arms of Walachia; around stars and illegible letters. Rev. Coat of arms of Walachia; around stars and illegible legend. Very rare. Traces of overstriking and with minor edge cracks, otherwise, about very fine.

Starting price: 25 CHF

Match 1:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 28Auction date: 9 December 2023
Lot number: 6835

Price realized: 700 CHF   (Approx. 796 USD / 739 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


WALLACHIA. Uncertain ruler. 15th century. Denier (Silver, 17 mm, 0.42 g). Coat of arms of Walachia; around stars and illegible letters. Rev. Coat of arms of Walachia; around stars and illegible legend. Very rare. Struck from worn dies and with an edge crack, otherwise, about very fine.

Starting price: 25 CHF

Match 2:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 28Auction date: 9 December 2023
Lot number: 6186

Price realized: 110 CHF   (Approx. 125 USD / 116 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


ISLAMIC, Mongols. Great Khans. Uncertain rulers, AD 1230s-1260s. Dirham (Silver, 18 mm, 1.39 g), contemporary imitation of the Pulad mint(?). Within two concentric circles, the double-trident tamgha of Möngke; around, illegible stylized legend containing the Kalima. Rev. Stylized legend beginning with 'ḍuriba hādh/ā al-dirham bi sikka / ...' ('This dirham was struck with the die of ...' in Arabic); around, illegible stylized legend containing the date. Album S1979. Rare. Somewhat clipped and with scratches, otherwise, very fine.


From the collection of Dr. D. Löer, formed since the 1970s.

Starting price: 25 CHF

Match 3:
Classical Numismatic Group > Triton XXVIIAuction date: 9 January 2024
Lot number: 1192

Price realized: 45,000 USD   (Approx. 41,216 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


MALTA, Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Luis Mendez de Vasconcellos. Grandmaster, 1622-1623. AR Leeuwendaalder (40mm, 27.03 g, 3h). Coat-of-arms of Luis Mendez de Vasconcellos countermarked on a 1609 Dutch Leeuwendaalder of Friesland, with official test cut and snick at edge. Unpublished in the standard references. For general discussion on Maltese countarmarks, see: Gatt p. xx and online addendum. For host coin: CNM 2.16.45. Scattered marks, worn reverse die. Host Good Fine. Countermark VF. Extremely rare – the first recorded countermark of this Grandmaster.

Recently discovered in a lot of silver coins of a similar age, this Lion Daalder bears the edge cuts and countermark typical of the rare Crown or Taler size issues of the Knights of St. John in Malta from the early seventeenth century. The countermark on this piece displays the coat-of-arms of Grand Master Luis Mendes de Vasconcellos. A Portuguese nobleman, de Vasconcellos had a long and distinguished diplomatic and military career for the Order before becoming governor of Portuguese Angola in 1617. He was appointed the 55th Grand Master of the Order in 1622 but died after only six months of taking up office. Consequently all coins of his Grand Mastership are rare.



Prior to this discovery, countermarked crown-sized issues were known for only three grandmasters: Alof de Wignacourt, Antoine de Paule, and Jean-Paul Lascaris Castellar. All are very rare, with Gatt recording only 43 in his online addendum. No countermarked coins for De Vasconcellos have previously been recorded.

Estimate: 3000 USD

Match 4:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 29Auction date: 24 February 2024
Lot number: 3091

Price realized: 33 CHF   (Approx. 37 USD / 35 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


ISLAMIC, Fatimids. al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, AH 341-365 / AD 953-975. 1/2 Dirham (Silver, 16 mm, 1.38 g), bull's-eye type, al-Mansuriya, date off flan. Three concentric circles of inscription around a central pellet; inner inscription, 'lā ilāha illā Allāh Muḥammad rasūl Allāh' ('There is no deity but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah' in Arabic); second inscription, 'wa ʿAlī afḍal al-waṣiyyīn wa wazīr khayr al-mursalīn' ('And Ali is the most excellent of the executors and vizier of the best of messengers' in Arabic); outer inscription, traces of 'Muḥammad rasūl Allāh arsalahū bi al-hudā wa dīn al-ḥaqq liyuẓhirahū ʿalā al-dīn kullih wa law kariha al-mushrikūn' ('Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. He sent him with guidance and the religion of truth, so that He may make it overcome all religions, even though the unbelievers may dislike it' in Arabic). Rev. Three concentric circles of inscription around a central pellet; inner inscription, 'al-Muʿizz li-Dīn Allāh amīr al-muʾminīn' ('al-Muʿizz li-Din Allah, Commander of the Believers' in Arabic); second inscription, 'daʿā al-imām Maʿadd li-tawḥīd al-ilāh al-ṣamad' ('Imam Maʿadd summons [everyone] to confirm the oneness of God, the Absolute' in Arabic); outer inscription, mint and date formula of which only a few words are legible. Album 699. Rare. Some edge chipping, otherwise, very fine.

Starting price: 25 CHF

Match 5:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 29Auction date: 24 February 2024
Lot number: 3085

Price realized: 33 CHF   (Approx. 37 USD / 35 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


ISLAMIC, Fatimids. al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, AH 341-365 / AD 953-975. 1/2 Dirham (Silver, 16 mm, 1.37 g), bull's-eye type. Three concentric circles of inscription around a central pellet; inner inscription, 'lā ilāha illā Allāh Muḥammad rasūl Allāh' ('There is no deity but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah' in Arabic); second inscription, 'wa ʿAlī afḍal al-waṣiyyīn wa wazīr khayr al-mursalīn' ('And Ali is the most excellent of the executors and vizier of the best of messengers' in Arabic); outer inscription, traces of 'Muḥammad rasūl Allāh arsalahū bi al-hudā wa dīn al-ḥaqq liyuẓhirahū ʿalā al-dīn kullih wa law kariha al-mushrikūn' ('Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. He sent him with guidance and the religion of truth, so that He may make it overcome all religions, even though the unbelievers may dislike it' in Arabic). Rev. Three concentric circles of inscription around a central pellet; inner inscription, 'al-Muʿizz li-Dīn Allāh amīr al-muʾminīn' ('al-Muʿizz li-Din Allah, Commander of the Believers' in Arabic); second inscription, 'daʿā al-imām Maʿadd li-tawḥīd al-ilāh al-ṣamad' ('Imam Maʿadd summons [everyone] to confirm the oneness of God, the Absolute' in Arabic); outer inscription, mint and date formula mostly off flan. Album 699. Rare. Somewhat rough, otherwise, good fine.

Starting price: 25 CHF