|Sale: CNG 67, Lot: 1893. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 September 2004.
Sold For $1550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
959-963 AD. AV Solidus (4.42 gm). Constantinople mint. Struck 959 AD. Continuing the last type of Constantine VII. Nimbate (two pellets in arms of cross) facing bust of Christ, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels / Crowned facing busts of Constantine, wearing loros, and Romanus, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross between them; legend has been re-cut and is illegible. F. Füeg, "Vom Umgang mit Zufall und Wahrscheinlichkeit in der Numismatischen Forschung," SNR
76 (1997), pl. IV, B4; DOC III - (but cf. DOC 15 of Constantine VII); SB -. EF, small scratch across reverse. Extremely rare and historically important. ($1500)