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(21 coins)

55078 Order
Valentinian III, 425-455 A.D. ex: Garrett et al
AV Tremissis, 1.50g. 14mm. Rome or Ravenna mint, c.440-455 A.D. D N PLA VALENTINIANVS P F AVG. Diademed and cuirassed bust of Valentinian to right wearing pearl diadem. Rev. Cross within wreath with jeweled medallion at the top; COMOB in exergue. RIC X, 2061. Lacam, plate 8.3(obverse die, Paris example). Depeyrot, Rome, 47/7 and plate 10(obverse die). Rare style with small bust and of exceptional quality

Ex: Garrett and Johns Hopkins collections, Bank Leu and NFA, Auction, Zurich, Part II, October 16-18, 1984, lot 363.
Ex: Vierordt collection, Jacques Schulman, Amsterdam, Auction, March 5, 1923, lot 2909(20 Florins)
Ex: Gnecchi collection as attested by Garrett.

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Extremely Fine $3,500.00


53531 Order
Marcian, 450-457 A.D.
AV Solidus, 4.47g. 21mm. Constantinople. D N MARCIANVS P F AVG. Helmeted bust of Marcian facing with head slightly to right; he wears cuirass and carries spear and shield with a horseman device. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG; CONOB in exergue. Victory standing to left holding long, jeweled cross; star in field to right. RIC 107. Depeyrot 87/1.

Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 203, 2012, lot 495. See more detailed image
Mint State $2,500.00


55593 Order
Uncertain Germanic Tribe
AV Solidus, 4.46g. 18.5 mm. Uncertain Germanic Tribes, in the name of Leo I (457-474 A.D.) Imitation of a Leo I solidus of Constantinople with barbaric style and degraded legends. OY LEO OE OOITAY(sic). Facing bust wearing cuirass, diadem, and plumed helmet; he carries spear and shield. Rev. VITORIA AYCCC(sic). Victory standing to left holding jeweled cross; star in field to right. CONOB in exergue. RIC_. Faegerlie_. BMC_. Lacam_. Collection N.K_ Cf. MEC I, 335 for a possibly related issue in the name of Zeno. Small scratch on reverse by Victory's waist; lustrous and nearly as struck. An interesting early imitative issue by one of the Germanic tribes; the crudity of the style and particularly of the inscriptions marks this as a non-Imperial issue. The exact tribal attribution from this period of migration is still uncertain.

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Extremely Fine $5,000.00


51621 Order
Visigoths, in the name of Libius Severus
AV Tremissis, 1.40g. 14mm. Toulouse mint (?) , in the name of Libius Severus, c. 461-470 A.D. D N SEVERVS P F AVG. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Libius Severus to right. Rv. VICTORIA AVGGG; COMOB in exergue. Victory standing to left holding jeweled cross. RIC 3761( R 4). Depeyrot, p. 140,5 and plate 7,5 var. small scratch behind head. This issue has a unique barbaric reverse instead of the imperial cross within wreath; nicely toned and excellent strike.

Ex: Bank Leu, Zurich, Auction 72, May 12, 1998, lot 590. . See more detailed image
good Very Fine $3,500.00


55594 Order
Leontius, 695-698 A.D.., Semissis
AV Semissis, 2.19 g. 17mm. Constantinople. D LEON PE AV. Facing bust of Leontius wearing loros and crown with cross; he holds globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev., VICTORIA AVGUS. Cross potent on globe. DOC 3. Sear 1332. Scarce denomination and of unusually good quality with luster

Ex: Künker, Osnabrück, Auction 236, 2013, lot 1350
Ex: Hess-Divo, Zurich, Auction 336, 2019, lot 383. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $4,500.00


53550 Order
Basil I, 867-886 A.D.
AV Solidus, 4.45g. 18mm. Constantinople, c.868-879 A.D. +IhS XPR REX REGNANTIYM. Christ enthroned and facing wearing nimbus, pallium, and colobium; He raises right hand in benediction and holds Book of Gospels in left hand. Rev. bASILIOS ET CONSTANT AVGGB. Facing busts of Basil on left wearing loros and crown and Constantine on right wearing chlamys and crown; they hold a patriarchal cross between them. DOC 2. Sear 1704.

Ex: Purchased from Schenk-Behrens in Essen in November, 1969. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $1,200.00


55427 Order
Manuel I, 1143-1180 A.D.
EL Aspron Trachy, 4.57g. 34mm. Constantiople mint. Christ enthroned holding book of Gospels in his left hand and raising his right hand in benediction. Rev. The emperor wearing jeweled loros and divitision and holding akakia in right hand and the Virgin standing and facing; they hold long patriarchal cross between them. DOC IV, 3a. Sear 1958. Exceptional full types without the usual heavy double striking on a deeply scyphate flan. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $1,500.00

52789 Order
Ostrogoths, Municipal Coinage of Ravenna
AE Decanummium, 2.57g. 15mm. c.536-554 A.D. FELIX RAVENNA. Bust of draped Tyche to right. Rv. Monogram for Ravenna; cross above; all within wreath. MEC I, 150. MIB 72b. Lovely green patina.

Ex: Numismatic Ars Classica, Zurich, Auction Autumn, 1995, lot 738. See more detailed image
Very Fine $525.00


53597 Order
Leo VI and Constantine VII, 908-912 A.D.
AR Miliaresion, 2.96g. 24mm. Constantinople. Greek inscription, "Jesus Christ conquers." Cross potent on base and three steps; large pellet below. Rev. Greek inscription, "Leo and Constantine in Christ, pious, emperors of the Romans." DOC 4. Sear 1727 Toned

Ex: Stoecklin collection, Switzerland, prior to 1975. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $1,000.00


54588 Order
Austria,Salzburg, Heinrich IV as King, 1009-1024
AR Denar, 1.32g. 19mm. Blundered legend for HEIN REX. Bust of King to right wearing crown. Rev. Central cross with pellets, triangle, and circle in quadrants. Hahn, Wofgang, Moneta Radasponensis, 94(obverse type XII/reverse A4). Lovely old collection toning and scarce See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $1,500.00

54571 Order
Germany, Aachen, Wilhelm I, 1356-1361 A.D.
AR Double Sterling, 1.95g. 24mm. Imitative issue of Edward I of England. Crowned facing bust. Rev. Long cross with triple pellets and eagle and quadrants. Menadier 86b. Toned. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $900.00

54961 Order
Germany, Anhalt, Albrecht II, 1260-1298
AR Brakteat, 0.43g. 23mm. Jessen mint. Visored helmet and two towers under gable with cross. Thorman 128a. Toned and rare

Ex: Heinz Thormann collection, 1923-2016, purchased from H. Schwänke, Hamburg, July, 1978. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $650.00


55436 Order
Germany, Bishopric of Hildesheim, Berno, 1190-1194
AR Brakteate, 0.75g. 29mm. Bishop enthroned between two domed towers; he holds crozier and long double cross. Berger 1103. Mehl 76. Bonhoff _. Toned and of exceptional quality See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $3,000.00

54921 Order
Germany, Lindau
AR Bracteate, 0.49g. 20mm. Anonymous city issue, c.1250-1270 A.D. Cross on globe between two blooming linden branches. Berger 2522. Die Münzen vom Bodensee, 225. Lovely old cabinet toning and exceptional. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $585.00

54582 Order
Germany, Regensburg, Otto , 976-982 A.D.
AR Denar, 1.34g. 21mm. Moneyer ECCIO. OTTO DUX. Cross with four pellets in the quadrants. Rev. REGINA CIVITAS ECCIO. Temple surmounted by cross. Hahn, Wofgang, Moneta Radasponensis, 17c1. Toned and with an exceptionally clear strike. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $1,200.00

54587 Order
Germany, Regensburg, Heinrich IV, the Holy
AR Denar, 1.56g. 21mm. Struck as King, 1002-1024. Moneyer ECCHO. HENIRIC REX. Crowned bust of Heinrich to right. Rev. RNGSV ECCHO. Cross with pellets, circle, and triange within the quadrants. Hahn, Wofgang, Moneta Radasponensis, 29b2. Toned and scarce See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $1,500.00

54592 Order
Regensburg, Heinrich III, 1039-1042 A.D.
AR Denar, 1.22g. 18mm. 2nd period, 1039-1042 A.D. HENI RI...C. Crowned bust of Heinrich to right. Rev. Legend around central cross. Hahn, 38. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $1,200.00

54585 Order
Germany, Regensburg, Heinrich IV, the Holy
AR Denar, 1.31g. 21mm. Struck as Herzog, 995-1002. Moneyer ENC(retrograde). HENRICVS DVX. Cross with four pellets in the quadrants. Rev. REGINA CIVITAS ENC. Temple surmounted by cross. Hahn, Wofgang, Moneta Radasponensis, 25c6. Toned. See more detailed image
Very Fine $250.00

54586 Order
Germany, Regensburg, Heinrich IV, the Holy
AR Denar, 1.61g. 21mm. Struck as King, 1002-1024. Moneyer IICIC(retrograde). HENRICVS DVX. Cross with three pellets, circle, and two triangles in the quadrants. Rev. REGINA CIVITAS IICIC. Temple surmounted by cross. Hahn, Wofgang, Moneta Radasponensis, 27b1 Toned. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $600.00

54591 Order
Germany, Regensburg, Konrad II and Heinrich III
AR Denar, 1.14g. 21mm. 1027-1039; struck c.1032 A.D. Blundered HE-IN-RIC-REX within quadrants of cross; CHVONRADUS IMP around. . Rev. RADISPONA(mint) and temple surmounted by cross. Hahn, Wofgang, Moneta Radasponensis, 35a Lovely old collection toning. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $335.00

51626 Order
Knights of St. John of Rhodes
Helion de Villeneuve, 1319-1346. AR Ggliato, 3.91g. 27 mm. The Grand Master kneeling to left in front of a large patriarchal cross on base. Rv. Ornate cross. Metcalf 1172 ff. Schlumberger pl. IX,17. Lovely dark toning and exceptional quality. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $2,200.00

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