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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2260. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JUSTINIAN I. 527-565 AD. AV Solidus (4.48 gm). Struck 552-565 AD. Sicilian 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 P- headed cross and globus cruciger; star in right field; G/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), 71 = Berk 57 (this coin); SB 328D. FDC. Extremely rare - only six known specimens! [See color plate 15] ($2000)

From the Jürgen K. Schmidt Collection. Ex "An Important Private Collection of Byzantine Coins" (Sotheby's, 2 November 1998), lot 90.