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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2287. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PHILIPPICUS. 711-713 AD. AV Solidus (4.43 gm). Constantinople mint. D N FILEPICUS MUL-[TUS AN], crowned bust, holding globus cruciger and eagle-tipped sceptre / VICTORIA AVSU, cross potent on steps; I/CONOB. DOC II 1j; MIB 1; BN 4-5; SB 1447. EF. [See color plate 15] ($2000)

From the Jürgen K. Schmidt Collection.

Philippicus was of Pergamene extraction, but his support of religious and military factions favoring the Armenians suggests some Armenian influence in his background.