This page:  Byzantine, Medieval, and Arabic coins for sale (and a very few "world" coins)

Go to: Newest, Byzantine in chronological order, Anonymous follesVandal
Arabic, and Medieval (including Armenian).
Byzantine coins from the Cherson mint.
Late Byzantine. 

World coins.

TERMS:  Prices are in brackets: [$xx]. I accept PayPal. Postage in the US is $2 for orders up to $25, 3 for orders up to $50, $4 for orders up to $100, and an additional $1 for each hundred thereafter. Usually an additional $3 to other countries--ask.)  More-detailed terms of sale are here. 
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To order, or to ask any questions, e-mail me, Warren, at:  e-mail
Purple marks items that have sold and are no longer available.

    Most are in chronological order (Exceptions are the new ones at the top).  Skip down to
Anastasius, Justin, Justinian, Justin II, Maurice, Heraclius, Constans II, Constantine IV, late Byzantine (anonymous and later)
 
Most recent: 

Oct. 18:  Michael VIII (1258-1282)
Oct. 8: Justinian from Cyzicus. Unusually nice Manuel I. Nice Andronicus II and Michael IX, at the top.
Sept. 20:  Two of Maurice, at the top
Sept. 14: Leo VI, Constantine VII, at the top.
Sept. 6: Two at the top, Class I and Alexius III. 
August 29:  Class G follis (at the top).
August 27: Rare Byzantine anonymous follis Class F. SOLD
August 21: anonymous folles = anonymous bronze
July 31: Ostrogothic, Baduila, near the top. Theodore II of Nicaea, Micahle VIII, etc. near the top.
July 7:  Some prices reduced. Theodore I of the Empire of Nicaea (two examples of a scarce type from the Nicaea mint).
July 4: 10 Byzantine, including late and very late Byzantine, at the top. 
June 30: Justinian coins (at the top).
June 16: Anonymous bronze and later (the first eight coins)

June 8: Some nice middle-period coins of Justinian II, Tiberius III, Heraclius with countermark, Nicephorus II, Constantine VII, Michael II, Leo V, etc.  Please compare prices with those elsewhere.  At the top. 
June 6:  Heraclius over Maurice overstrike
May 30:  Year 35 decanummia of Justinian, at Nicomedia.
May 18:  Three new coins at the top including an excellent Carthage piece of Justin II. Prices reduced on most other coins on this page. [Almost all are far below starting prices on eBay offerings (most Byzantine coins are greatly overpriced on eBay)]
May 7:  Two at the top including a nice Justinian from Theopolis.

Some special coins:  an electrum Theodore I of Nicaea, 30-nummia of Heraclius, Justinian II, Tiberius III, Justinian ANTIX mintmark, Justinian Δ (4-nummia)Vandal N/IIII, high quality Leo VI

 

Newest:

Michael VIII, 1258-1282
24-22 mm. 1.82 grams.
Christ enthroned, large "K" to left

Three figures on the reverse:
Michael kneeling right before Christ in halo, supported by St Michael behind in halo.

Sear 2259 glossy black patina, None for sale on vcoins. [$27]
 

 

 


Andronicus III, 1328-1341
asserion (flat type, not a trachy) 24-19 mm.
Cross fleury
emperor standing, name legible to left

None on vcoins.  Nice dark green. Some earth might be removeable.

None on vcoins.  [$33]
Look at the Sear plate coin which is listed at 45 pounds in fine. This one is as good and in some ways better. 

 

 

 

Justinian, 527-565
Massive 18.56 grams and 36-34 mm.

Cyzicus year 19
Sear 207. None on vcoins below $165!  [$39 SOLD]

 

 

Unusuallly Nice Manuel I, 1143-1180
with clear name

Christ enthroned, IC XC
Manuel standing being crowned by the Virgin.
MANVHΛ to the left.   (Usually not legible)

Sear 1966. Remarkably nice.  These are usually badly double struck.  [$29] 

 

 

Andronicus II and Michael IX, 1295-1320

20-19 mm. 2.00 grams.
Half length figures of emperor and co-emperor Michael IX on either side Christ who crowns them
Sear Byzantine 2435. (40 pounds in Fine.)
Bust of winged archangel Michael.
Nice wings!  Three figures!  [$35 SOLD]

 

 

 

Justin I, 518-527
Large 32-31 mm. 17.87 grams.
Sear 63 from Constantinople

Full flan. Nice natural earthen cover. 

[$29]  Better than the $75 example on vcoins.

 

 

Justin I, 518-527
12-11 mm. 1.52 grams.
DN IVSTI-NVS PP AVG
E retrograde to the left of the Tyche of Antioch
Sear 111. Nice even green-patinated surfaces
[$14 SOLD]

Some call this the last Roman pagan type.

 


Maurice, 582-602
29 mm. 11.47 grams.
Year 7, officina E
Sear 494. 

Lots of detail with an especially lovely reverse. [$29]
 

 

 

 

Maurice, 582-602
29 mm. 11.17 grams.

 

Sear 494, officina E, year 6
Excellent reverse, nice heavy flan  [$25 SOLD]

 

 

Maurice, 582-602
33-30 mm. 12.39 grams.

Sear 494, officina A, year XX
overstruck, as can be seen on the obverse at 3:00 with O
(from ANNO) and part of the left side of the M
and the reverse "NVSP" at 9:00 (from Justin, I think)

[$26 SOLD]


 

 

 

 


Leo VI, the Wise, 886-912
28 mm. Large, round, well-centered. Clear legends.
A very nice coin with warm brown surfaces. [$59]

 

 

Constantine VII and Zoe, 913-959
25-23 mm. 
Constantine was young and is therefore smaller, on the left
+CONS/TANTINO'/CE ZOH bA/SILIS RO/MEON

Sear 1758 
The reverse is as good as the Sear plate coin. [$29 SOLD]

 

 

 

Anonymous  follis, Class I
Nicephorus III, 1078-1081
Sear 1889 
Good facial details.  [$34 SOLD]


 

 

 


Alexius III, 1195-1203
27-21 mm. 
Bust of Christ facing, good details!
Alexius on left and St Constantine.
Sear 2012
Hendy plate 22.8
[$27]

 

 

 

 

 

 Byzantine anonymous follis, Class F
Constantine X, 1059-1067
Christ seated facing, raises his right hand in benediction.
Three-line legend.
IS XS
bASILE
bASIL

Sear 1856. 

 

Classes E, F, and J are rare. 
vcoins has none as I write.   [$49 SOLD]

 

 

 

 

Michael VIII, Palaeologus, 1261-1282
Struck at Constantinople
23-21 mm. 1.39 grams
St. Demetrius standng
emperor blessed by Virgin
Sear 2265, page 442. "30 pounds in F, 60 in VF"
Grierson 1344, plate 84.
PCPC 26.1 is Sear's plate coin.
None on vcoins.  [$39]

 

 

Theodore II, Empire of Nicaea, 1254-1258
29-25 mm. Large
St. Tryphon,  JV and monogram, either side
Emperor standing with labarum-headed scepter and globus cruciger, cloak spead very wide. 
Sear 2142. "38 pounds in F, 85 in VF"
DO IV.II plate XXXVI
natural orange color  
No coins of Theodore II at all on vcoins. Rare [$45 SOLD]

 

 

Justinian, 527-565
Large AE 32-30
Struck at Antioch as "Theopolis" after the giant earthquake and before the coin reform of year 12.
Sear 216. 
+THEUP+ mintmark
[$35] 

For more about Antioch under Justinian, see my site:  http://augustuscoins.com/ed/interesting/Justinian.html

 

 

 

Ostrogothic. Baduila

Ostrogothic. Baduila, 541-552 at Ticinum
11-10 mm. (small)
Facing bust in Ostrogothic helmet
lion (with long vertical neck) standing left with one foreleg raised, in wreath.

MEC I -- but mentioned on page 38
Wroth WPBC Baduila 51, page 94, plate XII.5
Metlich COI 99  "Totila-Baduila, minimus, 2 or 2 1/2 nummia"
[$89]

 

 


Theodore I, Empire of Nicaea
1208-1222
22-17 mm. Small.
Sear 2061. Scarce. 

Glossy surfaces. The only example on vcoins is not better but $125. Here [$27 SOLD]. 

 

 

Theodore I, Empire of Nicaea
1208-1222
29-23 mm. 2.54 grams.
Sear 2061. Scarce. 
Reverse double struck as usual, making two patriarchal crosses. The figures on the left and right are well struck and the clothing of St. Theodore is outstanding. [$39 SOLD]

 

 

Latin imitative, 1204-1261, during the Crusader occupation of Constantinople
20 mm. (small)
Hendy plate 29

Pretty nice for the type.  [$18]

 

 


Isaac II, 1185-1195
28 mm. Cup-shaped
Sear 2003 
reverse legend has more legible than usual.  [$19 SOLD]

 

 

 


By emperor, in chronological order:

Anastasius, 491-518

 

Anastasius, 491-518
19 mm. "small module"
half-follis, 
cross, NI across, K, *
Sear 41 from Nicomedia.
[$29, reduced to $25 SOLD]
vcoins has no coins at all of Anastasius from Nicomedia. 

 

 

 

Anastasius, 491-518
Large reformed follis. 
To right of the M is • * • 
which is  unusual.
Sear 21. Big, nice coin, with unusual • * •  [$35, reduced to $29]

compare to this recent eBay coin:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/LANZ-BYZANTINE-EMPIRE-ANASTASIUS-FOLLIS-STAR-PELLET-CONSTANTINOPLE-AE-TEG2092/302494194338?hash=item466e0f1aa2:g:Kv0AAOSw8UZZ6OMm

 

 

 

 



Justin I, 518-527

[see the "inexpensive" page]

 


 

Justin I and Justinian, Joint Reign:


J&J

Justin I and Justinian, their short joint reign. Rare. Sear 125.
Too bad all the letters of "JVSTIN" are missing, but the spacing of the rest makes it clear the type had them.  [$69, reduced to $45, reduced to $37]
Could be cleaned of dirt, but I don't clean coins.]

[Be careful. Some coins attributed to "Justin and Justinian" are actually just Justinian alone and reading the legend would tell the seller that.]

 

 

Justin and Justinian, joint reign, 4 April 527 - 1 August 527 (four months!)
32-28 mm. 17.05 grams.
Unfortunately, the legend is missing the "IVSTIN" part but it is long enough and positioned to show it was there.
Sear 125  [$55]

 

 

 

 



Justinian, 527-565

 


Justinian, 527-565. AE4.
VOT XIII
Sear Byzantine 278
Carthage
Better than most.  Only one on vcoins, at $235, as I write.
In my experience this type is rarer than the VOT XIIII
[$65, reduced to $39]


Justinian, 527-565, year 13
LARGE, 30 mm. 10.50 grams.
(Photos do a poor job of indicating sizes.) This coin is as big as many "M" pieces.
Struck 539/540 at Constantinople
Sear 165, year 13. [$29, reduced to $25 SOLD]

 

 


Justinian, 527-565
Decanummia from Nicomedia
Year 32, 559/60

Sear 205   [$12]

 

 

Justinian, 527-8 at Antioch before the second earthquake, after which the city's name was changed to Theopolis. 
Rare with the mint mark ANTIX
Sear 213.  Hahn 1252

This is a speical and hard-to-find mint mark. I know, I looked for it for years. 

[$95] 

 

 

Justinian 527-565
10 nummia. 21-18 mm. 4.55 grams
Year 17 = 543/4
Sear 167  [$15]

 

 

Justinian 527-565

5-nummia. 16 mm. 1.93 grams.

Sear 243 from Antioch.
Remarkably nice epsilon and officina mark.  [$32]
Comes with very old Pegasi ticket for $40. 

 

 

Justinian, 527-565
16-nummia piece from Thessalonica
23-21 mm.

Sear 175ff

An unusual denomination. AISP

[$29]

 

 

  Justinian 527-565
  [$35]
  Sear 216
  40-nummia.
  32-30 mm. 14.12 grams.
  Profile bust.
  +THEUP [weak]
  after the name changed from Antioch to Theopolis
  (city of God) because of major earthquakes.
  Struck 529-531 [Hahn]
  (That is, this profile bust was discontinued in year 13,
   which began the facing bust series at Antioch).

 

 
Justinian at Antioch. Pentanummia
13 mm. 1.98 grams
Monogram on reverse
Sear 245
Nice earthen cover.
MIBE 163.  Compare on vcoins.  [$35]

 

 


[$129]  Justinian, 527-565.
Rare denomination: 4-nummia, Delta. Large Δ
14-12 mm.
Delta. A and P either side.
Sear 194-5.
This one is better than the one which sold Nov. 14, 2017 here:
http://www.vauctions.com/APViewItem.asp?ID=38393
for over $350. 

 

 
 


JJ

[$19] Justinian, 527-565, at Carthage.
Sear 283, no photo.
Tiny coin. 9 mm. 0.39 grams.  Good head. Good chi-rho. [$29, reduced to $23]




 

 


342342
[$33] Justinian 1-nummis, small   0.36 grams.
AE nummis.
Sear 342.  Close to the end of this denomination.
Rare, Carthage mint according to Hahn
Please compare on vcoins [$59, reduced to $49, reduced to $33]
Note that the obverse has nose and eye detail and is well-centered.

 

 


J

Byzantine empire. Justinian (527-565). Struck the first year only.  Mintmark ANTIX, at Antioch before the earthquake of 528.
Sear 213. Scarce mintmark and very expensive in higher grade. [$37, a rare one year mintmark for Justinian
, reduced to $33]
For the story of this mint period, see my page:  http://esty.ancients.info/interesting/Justinian.html

 

 

 
217217
Justinian, 40 nummia, Antioch as Theoupolis. Mint mark spelled out in Greek
Sear Byz 217  [$35
, reduced to $27] Look at the mintmark!

 

 


326326

Justinian at Ravenna. Rare mint. Sear 326. 10-nummia. 16 mm. 3.20 grams. Struck year 20-28. DO 347-349. Sear 326. [$21, reduced to $16]

 

 

217217


Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Neat Greek mintmark for Theopolis = Antioch. Sear Byz 217 [$19
, reduced to $12]

 

 

283283

[$29] Justinian 1-nummis, small, 0.94 grams. 10 mm.
Sear 283.
Facing bust
Rare, Carthage mint. Chi-rho in double circle.
Not any on vcoins as I write this  [$55, reduced to $33, reduced to $21]

 

 


J
[$9] Justinian, 527-565.  16-nummia denomination only at Thessalonica:  AISP
Sear 178. 23 mm.  [$18, reduced to $9]

 

 

Vandal, time of Justinian
 
Vandal. Municipal of Carthage
N (with bar above)/IIII
Bust left, holding palm branch
AE11-10. 
MEC 51.
[$89]  Compares favorably to the $170 and $375 coins on vcoins. 
 


Justin II, 565-578



J
Justin II, 565-578. 18-14 mm.
Sear 385. Lovely green patina. Excellent for type [$29, reduced to $19 SOLD]

 

 

  
Justin II and Sophia
19-16 mm. 4.25 grams.
Fcing busts
VITA below
N I M
Struck at Carthage
Sear 400
DO 200 (the one I am offering here is better on both sides except for clarity of "VITA")
[$79, reduced to $69]

 

 

Justin II
5-nummia
31-11 mm. 1.80 grams.
monogram/E+
Sear 364  
[$8, reduced to $5]

 

 

Tiberius II, 578-582
20 mm. 6.05 grams.
Sear 434 with officina in Sear but not in DOC.
[$23]   Compare to the ones over $80 on vcoins.

 

 

 


J2J2

Justin II and Sophia, 565-578. Sear 372. Cyzicus, year 10.
Very nice surfaces. Bold KYZ mintmark. Very pleasing. 
Bold [$45 SOLD]

 

 


J2J2

Justin II and Sophia, 565-578.
Year 7, CONstantinople.
Sear 360. Nice surfaces with green patina.
[$19, reduced to $17]

 

 

Tiberius II, 578-582


 

Tiberius II, 578-582
29 mm.
Struck year 7
at Constantinople
Tiberius holding mappa and eagle-tipped scepter.
Sear 430. DO 13c, plate LXI

ex S&S Feb. 1983, list 44, lot 227.
[$33, reduced to $23]



 

 

 



Maurice, 582-602

Maurice, 582-602
20-nummia

Sear 534. DO 178
ANNO XX U
Year U = 5, struck 586/7.
Good bust with mappa and eagle-tipped scepter [$19, reduced to $17]

 

 

 


Phocas, 602-610

 

Phocas, 602-610
XX nummia, struck at Nicomedia
Sear 663  [$19, reduced to $9]

 

 

Phocas (602-610) and Leontia
THEUP' for Theopolis = Antioch.
25 mm. 10.17 grams.
Sear Byzantine 671. DO 88.1 page 188.
[$27, reduced to $21 SOLD]  Compare on vcoins. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Heraclius, 610-614

 

Heraclius with countermark, 610-641
26-21 mm.
Sear 810 with Heraclius and son
/M and year XXV (?)
Countermark, probably from Syria, at the top of the M.
[$27]

 

 

 

Rare denomination.
Heraclius, rare 30-nummia denomination (a big Λ for "30") CON mint
Two standing figures facing, reverse with Gamma officina
Sear Byzantine 812 [$29, reduced to $22]

 

 

 

Heraclius, 610-641
Alexandria mint
Three figures standing
I B either side of M with + above
Sear Byzantine 861
Rough surface.  [All $50 or more on vcoins. This one $19]

 

 


30Rare denomination.

[$45] Heraclius (610-641) 30-nummia30!
26-23 mm. 7.35 grams.
The unusual 30-nummia with a big Lambda for 30. Sear  812. Dumbarton Oaks has three photos, all comparable coins. [$69, reduced to $45
] You may think you want a nicer one, but look around and you will see this is nice for type!
Please compare prices elsewhere!

 

 

 

 


Constans II, 641-668

[$29] Constans II, 641-668
Struck in Sicily (Syracuse)
M with figures either side, monogram above
SCL below. Sear 1110
Cute figure of Constans II with his very large mustache.  [$29 SOLD]

 

 


Constantine IV, 668-685

[none at this time]

Justinian II, first reign, 685-695

Justinian II, first reign, 685-695
28-18 mm. Struck on a quartered large follis
Sear 1262 
[$95, reduced to $85]

 

 

 

Tiberius III Apimar 698-705
Small. 20-19 mm.
Sear 1395
ex CNG  with ticket  [$125]
None on vcoins as I write.

 

 

 



Constantine V, 741-775

 

Constantine V and Leo IV, 741-775
18 mm.
Lovely deep green patina.
Sear 1569 
Some bold lettering. [$27, reduced to $23 SOLD]

 


16591659

  [$16] Constantine V and Leo IV 741-775, /Leo III  Sear Byz 1569 
[$29, reduced to $24, reduced to $14]

 

 

 



Leo V, 813-820


L5L
[$13] Leo V, 813-820
20 mm. 5.40 grams.
Sear 1635.  Lambda for Leo and K for Constantine.
[$22
, reduced to $18]

 

 

 



Michael II, 820-829
 


Michael II, 820-829
Small. 18 mm.
Sear 1652
[$45]

 

 

 

M2M2

[$18] Michael II, the Amorian. 820-829.
AE 18-15. 2.37 grams.
Two busts facing, M with cross above, theta below
Sear 1652. DO 21, page 404, plate XXI  [$29, reduced to $21, Reduced to $18 SOLD]

 

 
 

 

Theophilus, 829-842

Nice surfaces and good size. The only example on vcoins is not better but $125. Here [$43]. 

 

Theophilus 829-842
gilt imitation solidus. 19 mm. 2.21 grams (very light)
Sear 1653 prototype
ex CNG on-line auction 179 (2008) lot 298 (part) with ticket

most gold intact. [$135]

 

 


16811681

[$19 SOLD] Theophilus 829-842
Sear 1681.
Note that this type comes in various sizes. This one is 21 mm by 18 mm, larger than some and smaller than some.  Nice surfaces. [$25
, reduced to $19]. Cute! Good surfaces.

Very similar to Berk 204, lot 349, at $110 buy level. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Leo VI, 886-912

Leo VI, The Wise. 886-912
Sear 1729

Super condition. [$75 SOLD]

 

 

 

Leo VI, The Wise. 886-912
Sear 1729

All there. [$23]

 

 

Constantine VII, 913-959
25 mm.
Sear 1761   

Good portrait detail  [$25]

 

 

Constantine VII, 913-959
25 mm.
Sear 1761
Excellent natural highlighting
[$35]

 

 

 

 

 

Nicephorus II, 963-969


 

Nicephorus II, Phocas 963-969
Overstruck, possibly on Sear 1760 of Romanus I
Sear 1783
There is a lot of the undertype to read, and yet the 
main type has details such as the eyes. 
[$22]

 

 

 

 



Byzantine Mint of Cherson, was in Ukraine, now annexed by Russia.


RR
Romanus I, 920-944.
Mint of Cherson, in the Crimea.  Cast. Untouched nice reddish and earthen patina.
AE18. 2.29 grams.
Sear Byz 1775
Monogram of Romanus.  Esty type 28.  [$37 SOLD
] Nothing like it below $88 elsewhere as I write.
 

 

 


MMMichael III, the Drunkard. 842-867 AD.
AE15-10, a small coin.
MB / ΠX  (Polis Cherson)  Cherson mint.
Sear Byzantine 1699 (no photo), Berk 903. DO III.I  15
Esty type E7. Scarce. 
Michael III is a tough emperor to get. None in AE on vcoins or MA-Shops as I write. [$35, reduced to $23 SOLD]

 

 

Late Byzantine
Anonymous Folles (Anonymous Bronze)

 

Anonymous Class A2 with crosses
attributed to Basil II and Constantine VIII, 976-1028
28-25 mm.
Note the three cross in the nimbus, one on the gosples, and above and below the legend on the reverse. The best nimbus decoration among over 60 varieties!
Sear 1813  [$29]

 

 


Romanus III, 1028-1034
Anonymous Class B
Large 30-28 mm. pretty well centered
Sear 1823, page 377, and as good as his plate coin (take a look) 
[$33]  Where else can you get a plate-coin-quality piece at that price?

 

 

Michael IV, 1034-1041
28-26 mm.
Anonymous Class C
Well-centered

Sear 1825
[$29]

 

 

Constantine X, 1042-1055
28 mm. 
Anonymous Class D
Remarkably well centered and good strike.
Sear 1836 [$45 SOLD]

 

 

Nicephorus III, 1071-1081
25 mm.
Anonymous bronze Class I
Sear 1889 [$35]

 

 

Anonymous bronze, Class G
27-25 mm. 
Romanus IV, 1068-1071

Christ  IC XC
/Virgin Mary orans  MP  ΘV

Sear 1867   [$27]

 

 

Anonymous follis, Class G
27-25 mm. 
Romanus IV, 1068-1071

 

Christ/Virgin Mary orans

Sear 1867  Lots of facial details [$33]

 

 

 

Byzantine anonymous Class I
Nicephorus III, 1078-1081

Sear 1889
 

Nice highlighting  [$16]

 

 

 

Constantine X, 1059-1067
24-22 mm.
5.80 grams.
Lovely natural earthen cover
Sear 1853  [$18]

 

 

Alexius I, 1081-1118
19-16 mm.
bust facing

cross with letters in quadrants.
Sear 1931  [$19]

 

 
 

AA
Alexius I, 1081-1118
20-19 mm. 2.75 grams.
bust facing/jeweled cross, C Phi M Delta in angles
Sear 1931. DO 40 Thessalonica. [$25]

 

 

 

John II, 1118-1143
16 mm. Half tetarteron
full-length Christ
half-length figure of John II
Sear 1954  [$17]  Compare to vcoins!

 

 

 

MM

Manuel I, 1143-1180
17 mm. half-tetarteron
Half length figure of Manuel facing, Cross on steps, IC XC
Sear 1982. DO Manuel I 25.
Better than most. [$15]

 

 

Alexius I. 1081-1118
Pre-reform before 1092
Follis. 26 mm. 

Sear 1911. [$29]

 

 

Alexius I 1081-1118
17-14 mm. Tetertaron
Patriachal cross on two steps. 

Sear 1932 DO IV Alexius 45
Nice for these.  [$25 SOLD]   Please compare all my prices with elsewhere.
 

 

 

 

 

Andronicus I, 1183-1185
20-18 mm. Tetarteron. 3.21 grams.
Virgin orans
3/4 length figure of Andronicus
Sear 1987 
Remarkably legible!  None on vcoins or MA-Shops. 
Buy it while it is still available. Don't expect a better one any time soon. [$75]

 

 

 

[$225+$8] Theodore I, Empire of Nicaea (in Sear's Byzantine Coins as 2064)
Electrum 35-30 mm. Chipped. 3.65 grams.
Christ seated facing
Emperor on left and St. Theodore on the right. 
Sear 2064. DO IV.II Theodore I 2.
I bought it already chipped. The picture reproduces the color well on my screen. It is electrum, but pale. Christ seated/Full-length figure of emperor on left an St. Theodore on the right. A gorgeous strike. Fortunately the chip does not affect any of the design. [There is nothing remotely like it on vcoins and the one on MA-Shops as I write is very badly flan-cracked (Theirs is about to break in half)  and even so it is priced over $700. Get this bargain coin! [$225 + $8 (I will ship it well-packed!)]

 

 

Theodore II, Empire of Nicaea, 1254-1258
29-27 mm. Large
St. Tryphon,  fleur-de-lis-like stybol, , either side
Emperor standing with labarum-headed scepter and globus cruciger, cloak spead very wide. 
Sear 2142. "38 pounds in F, 85 in VF"
DO IV.II plate XXXVI, (10b)
No coins of Theodore II at all on vcoins. Rare
Look at the DO plate coin (not in their collection, which is what the parentheses around the ID number mean) to see this is good "for type" [$59]

 

 

 

 


Arabic and Arab-Byzantine


AA


Turkoman Figural bronze. Foes of the Crusaders
Left: Zangids. Qutb-al-Din Mawdud, 544-564 AH 1149-1169 AD. S/S 59. Bought in Israel in 1972. 29 mm. [$35, reduced to $23
, reduced to $21]

 

 

 

 




Arab-Byzantine  all sold

 


 
Medieval

 

I don't know what this is.
Lead. 20 mm. 4.58 grams.

horseman right with long cross
line through a circle? A phi?
Some letters (Greek?) on the horseman side.
A nice puzzle. [$25, reduced to $21]

 

 



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The next few are Armenian medieval coins, attributed according to ACM = Armenian Coins and their Values

 

OO
Armenia, Oshin (?) 1308-1320
ACV 448-9
15 mm. AE Pogh. [$8
, reduced to $5]

 

 

HH
Hetoum II, 1289-1306
ACV 404
20-19 mm. AE. [$14
, reduced to $7]

 

 

LL
Levon III, 1301-3107
ACV 433v
AE 21. Kardez. [$14
, reduced to $5]

 

 
 

LL
Levon IV, 1320-3142, AE pogh. 17 mm
ACV 462
King seated facing/cross  [$19, reduced to $16
, reduced to $12] Please compare to the $55 examples on vcoins.

 

 



Armenian

Armenian. AE28. Hetom I, Plant 104c.  Seated king/cross with Vs in quadrants.
Rare. LARGE. 28 mm. Not in Armenian Coins and Their Values. (A minor variety) Cf. 351-8 because of the Vs in the quadrants. [$15, reduced to $9 (for an unlisted variety!)]

 

 

 



England
all sold
 



World Coins

Bundi, Indian Princely State, 1 Paisa, 1872 (not ancient)
VICTORI
17-16 mm and very thick at 6 mm. 17.42 grams.

Odd-shaped coin! [$10 + $4 shipping in the US--it is too thick for a normal envelope]

 

 
Mysore, Indian State, 1835 (not ancient), 20 cash
20 mm. 8.78 grams.
Lion left. That's pretty neat!
KM 193.2
[$13 SOLD]

 

 

Mexico!
M
Mexico. 1972. 5 pesos. KM 472  [$3]

 

 

 


 

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