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« Reply #400 on: October 11, 2009, 02:50:16 pm »

I have chosen this coin as "coin of the day".
I bought it cheaply  this summer and to be honest I do not recall to have seen a similar specimen offered for a long time.
Tiberius II Constantine, Constantinople mint, Sear 428
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« Reply #401 on: October 26, 2009, 12:55:13 pm »

Justin I (518-527).

1½ Nummi, 518-522. Thessalonica, c. 518-522. DNIVS[TI N]VS I I. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rv. * T *. Æ 0.71 grams, 5h. BM (-); MIB N75 also see p. 38; Sear -. Very Fine. (800-900)

Ex Kovacs list 29, 1997, lot 73.

Price realized  6000 USD  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #402 on: October 26, 2009, 05:12:09 pm »

Recently some coins of Isaac Comnenus, Usurper in Cyprus, were offered for sale.
I got the following one:
Obv. Virgin enthroned
Rev. Isaac and St George holding patriarchal cross, Sear 1991
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« Reply #403 on: October 26, 2009, 10:47:37 pm »

very nice!
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« Reply #404 on: November 08, 2009, 01:41:28 am »

Some days ago, Val presented us here a great Iustinus 1,5 nummi
He was also-correctly-impressed by the realized price of $6,000
I was also impressed by the following coin sold at the same auction (Stacks, Jan 2009)
Price realized: $100,000

PS I strongly recommend to find a copy of the a.m. auction catalogue.
It is simply a masterpiece!
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« Reply #405 on: December 13, 2009, 08:41:49 am »

Hi,

I hope that my first addition to this thread will be of some interest to you,
byzantine collectors and trachy  fans - a very rare coin, full silvering,
mint state sharp details of the reverse, much better in hand .
Alexius I Comnenus(1092 - 1118), Billon aspron trachy. Philippopolis mint
Sear 1936. 30mm.
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« Reply #406 on: December 18, 2009, 06:14:09 am »

Here is a rather scarce COTD that I enjoyed tracking down an attribution for:

Romanus IV, Diogenes, AE Follis, 1068-1071, Constantinople

Obv: Bust of Christ facing, dotted cross behind head, holding book of the Gospels with both hands; IC XC / NI KA across fields

Rev: Cross, with globules and two pellets at each extremity and X in center; C R / P D in angles

SB 1866

I'm curious - what does the C-R P-D stand for? I googled for this, and this post was one of the top results!

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« Reply #407 on: December 18, 2009, 07:13:05 am »

C- Greek_Tau Greek_Alpha Greek_Upsilon_2 Greek_Rho Greek_epsilon
R- Greek_Omicron Greek_Eta Greek_Theta_2 Greek_epsilon Greek_Iota
P- Greek_Omega Greek_Mu Greek_Alpha Greek_Nu Greek_Omega
D- Greek_epsilon GreeK_Sigma Greek_Pi_3 Greek_Omicron Greek_Tau Greek_Eta
which means
cross help our Lord Romanos

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« Reply #408 on: January 27, 2010, 02:33:45 pm »

my interesting byzantine coin for today. this a half-follis of focas, struck over a larger mauricius tiberius follis (the coin has been also cut).
the interesting thing is that you can see ANNO on focas obverse and DN maV.... on focas' reverse Smiley

AE26mm, 8gr
AV : DN FOCA PERP AVG / ANNO cuirassed, mantled bust facing, holding mappa and cross
REV : XX / DN maV …. ; star above.
EXE : CONΓ, Constantinople mint.
REF : SB 644, DOC 37, 602-610AD.
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« Reply #409 on: February 15, 2010, 11:44:42 am »

Hi,

this coin just was just sold at a German auction.
It is a Justin II light-weight solidus of 22 Siliquae with the typical reverse, but the obverse shows Justin with a slight BEARD (as in Sear 344)!

I have never seen that type before, so it might be unique. Yet, I have seen the same obverse die used for a full solidus (normal Sear 344) sold in the US recently, so I knew that despite the bad photo it is indeed a bearded version. The estimate for this coin was around EUR 350, so they probably did not know that it is special. I mailed a bit with EUR 800, but the hammer was at EUR 900. So, there were at least two more bidders who realized the nature of this highly interesting solidusSad

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« Reply #410 on: March 10, 2010, 05:02:33 pm »

Auctions artemide XXVIII  , n 1386 , 10-11 April 2010

Exceptional and very rare emisiliqua of  Odoacer

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« Reply #411 on: September 26, 2010, 12:22:14 am »

Heraclius Carthage mint

AR half siligua
O: DN  :Greek_epsilon:RAC :Greek_Lambda:IO PP AV or similar, Crowned, dr, and cuir bust facing beardless
R:  No legend, facing busts of Heraclius Constantine on L., and Martina on r., the former wearing crown and Chlamys, the otherlatter , crown with long pendilla and robes, between thier heads, cross and with  dots4 between down lower.
Sear 871
.66gm 9mm


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« Reply #412 on: January 14, 2011, 09:58:31 pm »

Emperor:  Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date:  660-661 AD (Year 20)
Condition:  VF
Denomination:  Decanummium

Obverse:  No legend
Bust facing, with long beard, wearing chlamys and crown with cross.  In field right, .

Reverse:  Large ""; To left, /; To right, ; Above, cross.
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Constantinople mint, fourth officina
Sear 1021
2.63g; 23.2mm; 210°
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« Reply #413 on: January 22, 2011, 06:37:38 am »

Something rare and misatributed in eBay
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« Reply #414 on: January 22, 2011, 11:11:13 am »

Dear Orthodoxcoins,

good catch, really very rare! One will see how many bidders know...  Wink

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« Reply #415 on: January 22, 2011, 03:45:12 pm »

Dear friends

I have for some years the following coin in my collection attributed as Sear 1873 although I was never really sure if it is correctly attributed or if it is the "other one" (I will not reveal it since both of you haven't).
What do you think?

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« Reply #416 on: January 23, 2011, 09:54:33 am »

Are you thinking SB 1885/ tough call without a larger flan with lettering, Undecided

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« Reply #417 on: January 23, 2011, 10:28:16 am »

Apart from Constantine IX (who can be excluded), three more emperors issued a similar coin.
I do not know-if the inscription is missing- how to distinguish them.
Their weight is in the range of 1.80-2.10 gr.
The pellet can be present in any of them (the last three I mean).
If Virgin is not on a footstool we could possibly have a clue but in the majority of the specimens without clear inscription is really hard to see a footstool or not.
A double border is also mentioned for the first three types but when inscription is missing the same goes for the border  Sad

I do not know...

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« Reply #418 on: January 23, 2011, 01:02:57 pm »

Body armour - different.
Sagion - different.
Pteryges - different.
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« Reply #419 on: January 24, 2011, 04:21:35 am »

Does anyone have a picture of a Sear 1885?

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« Reply #420 on: January 24, 2011, 02:56:30 pm »

Sear 1885:

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« Reply #421 on: January 27, 2011, 02:47:51 pm »

So... I bought the misattributed Constantine IX discussed above.  I actually didn't expect to get it, if it really was a rare issue.  It's actually my first miliariesion, so I'm kind of at a loss when it comes to attribution.  What do you all think?  Sear 1885?

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« Reply #422 on: January 27, 2011, 09:29:17 pm »

I was wondering who won this, I put a early bid in and did not follow up on it!

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« Reply #423 on: January 28, 2011, 01:56:21 am »

S. 1897
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« Reply #424 on: January 29, 2011, 05:18:51 pm »

Thanks wileyc and orthodoxcoins. It's not the prettiest coin, but am excited about starting my Byzantine silver collection with a rarity.

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