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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
75001166

Third Known

Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 1166. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007. 
Sold For $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Constantine IV Pogonatus, with Heraclius and Tiberius. 668-685. AV Solidus (4.44 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck circa 668. Facing bust, wearing crown and chlamys, holding globus cruciger / Cross potent on three steps; flanked by Heraclius and Tiberius, wearing crown and chlamys, holding long cross, standing facing; A//CONOB. DOC -; MIB 1A var. (obv. legend); SB 1149 var. (obv. legend). Good VF, minor die wear. Extremely rare first issue, apparently the third known, the first from officina A (the others from B and I).