Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 110

The June 2-5, 2019 Pre-Long Beach Auction

Byzantine Empire
Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 1894
  Byzantine Empire. Justin I, 518-527. Gold Tremissis (1.48g). Mint of Constantinople. Diad. and draped bust of Justin I facing r. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory advancing r., head l. holding wreath and orb, to r. star. Sear 58; D.O. 4; R-388. Very Fine. Estimate Value $150 - 175
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Lot 1895
Justin II. Gold Solidus (4.42 g), 565-578. Constantinople, 567-578. D N I-VSTI-NVS PP AVI, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin II facing, holding Victory on globe and shield. Reverse: VICTORI-A AVGGG, Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding spear and globus-cruciger; H//CONOB. DOC 4g; MIBE 5; SB 345. Lustrous. Extremely Fine. Estimate Value $350 - 400
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Lot 1896
Constantine VII and Romanus I, 913-944. Gold Solidus (4.31g). Mint of Constantinople, issue of ca. 921-923. Christ enthroned facing wearing nimbus, holding book of Gospels. Reverse: Facing busts of Constantine VII and Romanus, both crowned and holding between them long patriarchas cross. NGC graded Choice XF; Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5 clipped. Estimate Value $500 - 550
From The Fullerton Coin Shop Ex Fullerton Coin Company Inventory.
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Lot 1897
Michael VII Ducas. Silver Scyphate (4.25 g), 1071-1078. Constantinople. Bust of Christ, nimbate, facing, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels; across field, IC XC. Reverse: + MIX-AHΛ bACIΛEωC, crowned bust of Michael VII facing, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus-cruciger. Cf. DOC 2a (gold histamenon nomisma); cf. SB 1868 (same). Perhaps highly debased gold if not simply an off-metal strike, several examples of which exist. Scratches noted on reverse rim. Choice Very Fine. Estimate Value $200 - 250
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