Extremely Rare Rome Mint Solidus of Leo III
Leo III the "Isaurian", with Constantine V.
|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 850. Estimate $2000.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
717-741. AV Solidus (4.21 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 721. DN D LEO P A HuC, crowned facing bust of Leo III, wearing short beard and chlamys, holding globus cruciger in right hand, [akakia in left] / DN D CONT ANTIN, crowned facing bust of Constantine V, beardless, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in right hand, akakia in left; E * flanking. DOC III 67; Ricotti-Prina 95; SB 1533. VF, traces of deposits, flan crack. Extremely rare.
From the Mark Poncin Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 29 (11 May 2005), lot 708.