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89001608

Second Known Light Weight Issue

Triton XV, Lot: 1608. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Tiberius III (Apsimar). 698-705. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.22 g, 6h). Light weight issue of 23 Siliquae. Constantinople mint, 5th officina. D τIЬЄRI ЧS PЄ AV, crowned and cuirassed facing bust, holding spear and shield / VICTORIA AVςЧ, cross potent set on three steps; Є(star)//CONOB. DOC 2a = MIB 6 = SB 1361E (“unique”) var. (unlisted officina). EF, lustrous. Extremely rare and apparently unpublished. The second of this type, and the only one of this officina and held privately.