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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2188. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $1850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PAPAL-CAROLINGIAN ROME. POPE JOHN IX (898-900) and LAMBERT OF SPOLETO (894-898). AR Denaro (1.21 gm). Struck circa 898-900. SCS PETRVS, bust of St. Peter three-quarter facing / +LANTVERT MP around IOHANIS monogram. MEC 1063; Berman 13; Muntoni I pg. 13, 1, Serafini IV pg. 16, 1; CNI XV pg. 82, 1. Toned, good VF. ($1500)

In order to establish peace following the chaos caused by the posthumous trial of Formosus in 897, John IX rehabilitated the former pope's memory and confirmed the imperial consecration on Lambert of Spoleto.