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612239
Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2239. Estimate $250. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Apotheke in Paphlagonia. Peter, Apo Hypaton and Genikos Commerciarios. Issued under Constantine IV, with Heraclius and Tiberius. 668-681 AD. Lead 32mm dated Seal (21.72 gm). Indictional year 5 (676/677 AD). Crowned and cuirassed bearded facing bust of Constantine, with spear over shoulder, [+]PETRaAPOU/[P]ATwNSGEN/[IK]aKOMM. inscribed in three lines; D' E / Crowned facing busts of youthful Heraclius and Tiberius, both holding a globus cruciger; APOQHKHC/IA FLAC. Unpublished, but cf. Zacos I 154. EF, black patina, slightly rough surfaces. A scarce and well preserved early seal. ($250)