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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1204

RUSSIA, Kievan Rus. Vladimir I Svyatoslavich the Great. 980-1015. BI Srebrennik (29.5mm, 3.15 g, 12h). Type III. Struck circa 1010-1015.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1204.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

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Sold For $ 7 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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RUSSIA, Kievan Rus. Vladimir I Svyatoslavich the Great. 980-1015. BI Srebrennik (29.5mm, 3.15 g, 12h). Type III. Struck circa 1010-1015. “Vladimir on the throne” (in Cyrillic), Vladimir enthroned facing, holding orb with both hands and cradling cross-scepter in right arm / “And This is His Silver” (in Cyrillic), royal symbol of Rurick. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 120; Sotnikova & Spassky 144 var. (legends); cf. Chernetsov pl. I, 3; Spassky fig. 32.2. Toned, deep flan crack. Good VF. Among the finest ever offered at auction.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Triton IX (10 January 2006), lot 1990.

‘The remoter Slav principalities of the Ukraine were in the Byzantine sphere of influence. Crude imitations of silver miliaresia of Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025) were struck on a considerable scale on the Black Sea coast, where they have been found in large numbers at Tmutarakan... Vladimir I of Kiev, on the other hand, struck silver coins (serebrenniki) of which the most unusual type has on one side a seated figure or half figure of the prince and on the other a trident-like object whose meaning has never been satisfactorily explained.’ Grierson, p.57

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.