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Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 198. Estimate CHF4250. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Justinian I. 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 4.40 g 6), Thessalonica, 542-562. D N IVSTINIANVS PP AVG Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and with a shield over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long cross in his right hand and globe in his left; to right, star. DOC 7 (Constantinople). Metcalf 318 (this coin). MIBE 22. SB 138 (Constantinople but noting that the attribution to Thessalonica is preferable). Rare. A splendid example, beautifully struck. Good extremely fine.

From the Muller collection, Sincona 3, 25 October 2011, 3068, ex Leu 77, 11 May 2000, 789 and Monnaies et Médailles 35, 16 June 1967, 216.