|Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 1121. Estimate $150.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005.
Sold For $225. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Second reign, 685-695 AD. Æ Follis (3.88 g, 6h). Syracuse mint. Dated IY 5 (706/7 AD). Justinian standing facing, holding long cross and akakia / Large M; monogram above, E below, no stars in fields, SCL in exergue. DOC II 59 var. (stars flanking M); Spahr 219; BBS 49/1; MIB III 49 var. (same); SB 1299 var. (same). Good VF, dark green patina. Overstruck on type SB 1297. ($150)
The poorly preserved Spahr 219 may also be lacking the reverse field stars. All other references besides MIB place this issue in the first reign; Hahn has it consecutive with the similarly dated MIB 48 in the second reign.