Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 23

Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction


Ancient Coins - Byzantine and Medieval Islamic
 
 
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Lot 3835
Byzantine Empire. Leo III, 717-741 AD. AR Miliaresion (2.06 g), Constantinople, struck c. 721-741 AD. With Constantine V. Cross potent on three steps. Reverse: Inscription in five lines. SBC 1512 var. (lacking reverse end pellet). Good metal and toned. Faint scratch at steps. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
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Realized
$98
Lot 3836
Byzantine Empire. Theophilus, 829-842 AD. Gold Solidus (4.41 g), Constantinople, struck 829-830 AD. Exceptional, and Very Rare. Facing crowned and draped bust, holding cross scepter and globus cruciger. Reverse: Patriarchal cross on three steps. Ratto 1817; BMC 2; D.O. 1. Finely centered and struck, on ample flan. Very lustrous. Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $1,750 - 2,500.
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Realized
$2,185
Lot 3837
Byzantine Empire. Basil I & Constantine, 867-886 AD. AR Miliaresion (2.64 g), Constantinople, struck c. 868-879 AD. Cross potent on four steps, globe below. Reverse: Inscription in six lines. SBC 1708; D.O.C. 7. On good metal. Sharp, with attractive toning. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 225.
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$276
Lot 3838
Byzantine Empire. John I, 969-976 AD. AR Miliaresion (3.44 g), Constantinople. Center medallion of John on cross crosslet, on two steps. Reverse: Inscription in five lines. SBC 1792; D.O.C. 7a. On quite decent metal. Sharp, with attractive toning. Remarkably heavy flan! Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $175 - 200.
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Realized
$127
Lot 3839
Byzantine Empire. John I, 969-976 AD. AR Miliaresion (2.66 g), Constantinople. Center medallion of John on cross crosslet, on two steps. Reverse: Inscription in five lines. SBC 1792; D.O.C. 7a. Toned; some hoard patina at peripheries. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $175 - 200.
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Realized
$109
Lot 3840
Dark Ages. Visigoths in Spain. Sisebut, 612-621 AD. Gold Tremissis (1.46 g), Ispalis mint. Choice for issue. Facing draped bust. Reverse: Facing draped bust. Miles 187d. Lustrous and sharp. Mint State.
Estimated Value $700 - 800.
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Realized
$587
Lot 3841
  Withdrawn Unsold
Lot 3842
Artuqids of Mardin. Lot of Four AE's, c. 1151-1239 AD, AH 547-637. Three of Najm al-Din Alpi, 1152-1176 AD.: Two confronted Seleucid-style busts (SS 28); Facing diademed male bust / Crowned facing female bust (SS 29.1); Each side with facing male or female heads (SS 30.1). Plus an AE 25 of Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan, 1201-1239 AD: Facing head (sun?) / Script (SS 47.1). Worth a close look because of some better types, and above average quality. Lot of 4 coins. Coins average Very Fine and better.
Estimated Value $325 - 450.
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Realized
$276






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