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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 1043

BOHEMIA. Boleslav II Pobožný. Duke, 972-999. AR Denár (21mm, 1.36 g, 12h). Praha (Prague) mint; Omeriz, moneyer.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1043.
 Estimated: $ 1 000

World, Silver

Sold For $ 850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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BOHEMIA. Boleslav II Pobožný. Duke, 972-999. AR Denár (21mm, 1.36 g, 12h). Praha (Prague) mint; Omeriz, moneyer. X DΛX BOΓЄZΓ(inverted A)VS •, manus Dei emerging from clouds; ω and Λ, each with macron above, flanking hand; legend retrogtade / X OMЄRIZ • PRACA • CIV, diademed and draped bust right; Latin cross to right; legend retrogtade. Cf. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 129 (for protoype of Æthelred II); Frynas B.1.24; Chach –; cf. Smerda 31g (for rev). Lightly toned. EF.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins, purchased from Barry Murphy, 2015.

This type is based on the ‘Hand of God penny’, introduced in England by Aethelred II after 979 (SCBC 1144). The moneyer Omeriz was likely a Jewish merchant in Prague

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 Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM 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.