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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2259. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUSTINIAN I. 527-565 AD. AV Solidus (4.49 gm). Struck 542-565 AD. Uncertain Balkan(?) mint. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy / VICTORI-A AVGGG, angel standing facing, holding long cross and globus cruciger; star in right field; IB/CONOB. DOC I -; MIB -; BN -; N. Fairhead and W. Hahn, "The Monte Judica Hoard and the Sicilian Moneta Auri under Justinian I and Justin II" in Studies in Early Byzantine Gold Coinage, ANSNS 17 (1988), pg. 46; SB 328D var. (officina not listed). EF. Rare. ($750)

From the Jürgen K. Schmidt Collection. Ex Jean Elsen Vente 55 (19 & 21 December 1998), lot 984; Hunt Collection (Sotheby's, 5-6 December 1990), lot 81.