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CNG 91, Lot: 1089. Estimate $300.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Justinian II. Second reign, 705-711. Æ Follis (19mm, 3.69 g, 5h). Syracuse mint. Dated IY 4 (AD 705/6). Crowned and draped facing bust , holding globus cruciger and akakia / Large M, monogram above, crosses flanking; Δ on exergual line; SCL. DOC 57 (1st reign); MIB 48b; Anastasi 353; SB 1297 (1st reign). Good VF, green and brown patina.

Hahn placed this type among the first issues of Justinian's second reign, dated to make a public record of his return to the throne - a claim that seems supported by the evidence of overstrikes.