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Lot 85





Estimate: 400 GBP   |   Starting price: 300 GBP Price realized: 550 GBP
Ancient Coins, Byzantine Empire, Constantine VII and Romanus II (AD 945-959), solidus, Constantinople mint, +IhS XPS REX REGNANTIUm, bust of Christ Pantocrator facing, wearing nimbus cruciger with three pellets in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction, in l. hand, book of Gospels, rev. +CONSTANT CE ROMAN AVGG b R, facing busts of Constantine VII, with short beard on l., and Romanus II, beardless on r., both crowned, and holding between them long patriarchal cross, Constantine wears loros, whilst his son is clad in chlamys, wt. 4.40gms. (Sear 1751; BMC.60-63), extremely fine

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