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Lot 954

Estimate: 20'000 EUR   |   Starting price: 12'000 EUR Price realized: 12'500 EUR
CONSTANTINUS VI. und IRENE (780 - 797)
Solidus, 792-797, Constantinopolis. IRIhH - AΓOVSTI, Irene mit Krone, kreuzbekröntem Globus in der Rechten und Kreuzzepter in der Linken im Loros in Vorderansicht. Rs. CONSTAh-TINOS bASÇ Q, der bartlose Constantinus VI. mit Kreuzkrone in Chlamys in Vorderansicht, in der Rechten kreuzbekrönter Globus, in der Linken Akakia. DOC III 1, 341 Nr. 3a.1-9; Sear Nr. 1594; Sommer 256, 25.3. 4,48g. Stempelglanz. The coin tries to underline the preeminence of Irene by depicting her son as a beardless child and by giving Irene's name in the dative (acclamation form: "To the Empress Irene, many years").

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