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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2273. Estimate $150. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BASIL I and CONSTANTINE. 867-886 AD. AV Solidus (4.43 gm). Struck 868-879. Constantinople mint. Christ enthroned facing / Crowned busts of Basil and Constantine facing, holding patriarchal cross between them. DOC III 2; SB 1704. VF, die ware and edge scrape. ($150)

The reverse legend appears to be possibly defaced in the die