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Lot of 20 Venetian Silver Grossi, 1193 - 1471, F - VF, Clipped
When the Venetian grosso (plural Grossi) was first introduced under doge Enrico Dandolo in 1193, it weighed 2.18 grams of 98.5% silver, and was valued at 26 dinarii. Its name is from the same root as groschen and the English groat, all derived from the denaro grosso. Its value was allowed to float relative to other Venetian coins until it was pegged to 4 soldini in 1332. In 1332, 1 grosso was the equivalent of 4 soldini, or 48 dinarii. From 1340 to 1370, the increased price of silver forced most doges to stop issuing grossi, and the others to issue only a few. When Doge Andrea Contarini resumed production of grossi their weight began to fall and continued falling until Cristoforo Moro struck the last Venetian grossi with a weight of 0.45 grams.LT79656. Silver Lot, Lot of 20 Venice, Italy, silver grosso, F - VF, clipped, possibly some imitatives, unattributed, no flips or tags, bulk lot; as-is, no returns; SOLD
The Coins of Anatolian Seljuqs
All the coins of Anatolian (Rum) Seljuqs arranged in 1558 types. Begins with a short regional history of the sultans and includes information on how to identify coins. This extensive catalogue presents the coin types under each sultan according to their mints, denominations, date, and legends.BK13685. The Coins of Anatolian Seljuqs by Yilmaz Izmirlier, 2010, 510 Pages, 1558 coins, color illustrations, limited printing of 300 copies, hardcover; SOLD
Islamic, 6 Silver Coin Lot
Lot includes the following six coins: - Umayyad dirham (1). - ĎAbbasid dirhams (2). - Tabaristan hemidrachms of ĎAbbasid governors (3). LT85381. Silver Lot, VF or better, Lot of six silver coins, the actual coins in the photograph, no flips or tags, bulk lot, as-is, no returns; SOLD
Lot of 197 Islamic Coins
When we take photos of bulk lots the coins on top are completely random. We don't pick the best or most interesting and put them on top. The best coin(s) might be on the bottom.LT85404. Mixed Lot, 197 Islamic coins, silver and bronze, variety of denominations and types, unattributed to type, no tags or flips, actual coins in the photographs, as-is, no returns, only $1.53 each; SOLD
Lot of 93 Medieval and Modern Coins
When we take photos of bulk lots the coins on top are completely random. We don't pick the best or most interesting and put them on top. The best coin(s) might be on the bottom.LT85396. Bronze Lot, 93 medieval and modern coins, some holed, some bent, unattributed to type, no tags or flips, actual coins in the photographs, as-is, no returns, only $2.58 each; SOLD
Lot of 20 Bronze Coins From Naples and Sicily, c. 1500 - 1800
LT68390. Bronze Lot, 20 bronze coins from Naples and Sicily, c. 1500 - 1800, Fair - Fine, actual coins in the photograph, unattributed, probably some scarce; as-is; no returns; SOLD
Lot of 8 Eastern Medieval
Morocco, AR dirham (3.71g) Fine
Norman Sicily, AE12 (2.29g) Lion head facing left. / Kufic inscription. VF, reverse off-center, green patina.
German States, AR pfennig (0.78g) 1693, Good VF, slight bend typical of this coin, struck from roller dies.
Ilkhans, (Mongols of Persia), Abaqa (1265-1282 AD) AE fals (6.60g) Arabic inscriptions. Album. 2131.5; BMC 58. VF
Naples and Sicily, AE17x15 (3.88g) Crowned facing eagle, wings open, head left. / VT [C]OMMO DIVS, VF, dark patina.
Ilkhans, (Mongols of Persia), Abaqa (1265-1282 AD) AR dirhem, (1.99g) Arabic inscription, Great Khan? inside square. / Arabic inscription inside ornamented hexagram. Album 2132; BMC plate II #41. VF
Armenia, Levon I, 1198-1218, AR tram, Enthroned king facing. / Two lions either side of patriarchal cross, stars at sides. ACV 299? VF
Armenia, Hetoum & Zebel, 1226-1271, AR tram, Lion right. / Queen and King standing either side of patriarchal cross, stars at sides.
LT25758. Lot, 8 Eastern Medieval, VF, SOLD
Iran, Lot of 1 Silver and 2 Gold Coins
Lot includes the following three coins: - Gold (AV) quarter toman of Ahmad Shah, dated AH 1335. - Gold (AV) quarter phalavi of Muhammad Reza Shah, dated MS 2535, struck with clashed obverse die. - Silver (AR) 5000 dinars of Muzzafar al-Din Shah, dated AH 1320, toned. LT85379. Mixed Lot, Lot of one silver and two gold coins from Iran, the actual coins in the photograph, no tags or flips, bulk lot, as-is, no returns; SOLD
Ireland, Elizabeth I, 1558 - 1603, 2 Coin Lot
1) Ireland, Queen Elizabeth, 1602, copper penny (1.82g, 20.0mm), mintmark martlet, SCBC-SII 6510A, aVF. 2) Ireland, Queen Elizabeth, 1601, copper halfpenny (0.76g, 16.4mm), mintmark six-pointed star, SCBC-SII 6511, Fine.LT89280. Copper Lot, 1602 copper penny and 1601 copper half penny, London, Tower mint (for use in Ireland) mint, obverse (mintmark) ELIZAB D' G' AN' FR: ET: HIBER RE (Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, Queen of England, France and Ireland), quartered coat-of-arms (passant lions and fleurs-de-lis), flanked by E - R (Elizabetha Regina); reverse POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV (I have made God my helper), crowned Irish harp, flanked by date; lot is ex Baldwinís auction 42 (26 Sep 2005), lot 1220 (sold for £100/$177 plus fees); SOLD
Lot of 8 Deniers of Lucca, Tuscany, First Crusade, 11th or 12th Century, "ERAT HAEC NOSTRA MONETA"
During the 10 and 11th centuries, Lucca was the capital of the feudal margraviate of Tuscany, more or less independent but owing nominal allegiance to the Holy Roman Emperor. In 1160 Lucca became an independent republic, which it remained for almost 500 years.
The deniers of the mint of Lucca along with those issued from the mints of Charters, Le Mans, Melgueil, Le Puy, Valence and Melle are mentioned by the chronicler Raymond of Aguilers who accompanied the count of Toulouse Raymond of Saint-Gilles as the "Erat Haec Nostra Moneta" the coins used in the Latin East by members of the First Crusade. These coins frequently turn up in hoards found in lands held by the Franks in Syria and Palestine.ME76444. Billon denier, cf. Metcalf 9 - 18, weight c. 0.7 g, maximum diameter c. 16 mm, Lucca mint, 11th or 12th century; obverse +IHPERATOR, degraded OTTO monogram; reverse +ENRICVS (blundered), LVCΛ around central pellet; SOLD