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Two Choice Early Christ Portraits

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1883. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Justinian II. First reign, 685-695. AV Solidus (4.42 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 3rd(?) officina. Struck 692-695. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; cross behind / Justinian standing facing, holding cross potent on steps and akakia; Γ//CONOP. DOC II 7c; MIB III 8a; SB 1248. EF, lustrous, area of flat strike, minor recutting of officina letter.