John VIII Palaeologus.
|CNG 84, Lot: 1646. Estimate $300.
Sold for $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1425-1448. AR Stavraton (24mm, 6.71 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; [I]C/C X[C]/C across field / Nimbate and crowned facing bust of John VIII; pellet to left and right, single line legend around. DOC 1746 var. (double line rev. legend); SB 2563. VF, toned. Rare variety with the single line reverse legend.
From the Peter Lee Collection.