Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 109

January 27-30, 2019 Long Beach

Byzantine Coinage
Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 2207
Constans II. Gold Solidus (4.32 g), 641-668. Constantinople, 662-667. Draped busts of Constans, on left, wearing long beard and plumed helm, and Constantine IV, on right, wearing crown, facing; above, cross. Reverse: Cross potent set on three steps between crowned and draped figures of Heraclius and Tiberius standing facing, each holding globus cruciger; B//CONOB. DOC 30b; MIB 31; SB 964. Obverse struck slightly off center. Choice Very Fine. Estimate Value $250 - 300
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Lot 2208
Constantine IV Pogonatus. Gold Solidus (4.43 g), 668-685. Mint of Syracuse, 668-673. d N CONSτ-ANτςЧ PP, crowned bust of Constantine IV facing, holding globus cruciger. Reverse: VICTORIA A-VςЧ KC., cross potent on three steps flanked by crowned figures of Heraclius, on left, and Tiberius, on right, each holding globus cruciger; CONOB: Cf. DOC 55a; MIB 30; SB 1201. Very Rare. Lustrous. Nearly Mint State. Estimate Value $4,000 - 5,000
Ex Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection (HCWA 3035, 3 September 2014), 29465; "An Important Private Collection of Byzantine Coins" (Sotheby's, 2 November 1998), 306; William Herbert Hunt Collection (Sotheby's New York, 5 December 1990), 416.
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Lot 2209
Tiberius III (Apsimar). Gold Solidus (4.34 g), 698-705. Constantinople. D τIbERI-ЧS PE AV, crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius III facing, holding spear over chest and shield with horseman motif on arm. Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ, cross potent set on three steps; I//CONOB. DOC 1i; MIB 1; SB 1360. Wonderful sharp portrait. Lustrous. Mint State. Estimate Value $2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 2210
Constantine VI. Gold Solidus (4.39 g), 780-797. Constantinople, 780-ca. 787. Leo IV and Constantine VI seated facing on ornamented throne; above heads, cross. Reverse: Crowned facing busts of Leo III and Constantine V. DOC 2 (Leo IV); SB 1584 (Leo IV). Rare. Unusually well centered with all portraits clear. Extremely Fine. Estimate Value $1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2211
Constantine VII and Romanus II. Gold Solidus (4.30 g), 945-959. Constantinople. Nimbate bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels. Reverse: Crowned busts of Constantine VII, wearing loros, and Romanus II, wearing chlamys, facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC 15; SB 1751. Extremely Fine. Estimate Value $400 - 500
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