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360, Lot: 511. Estimate $300.
Sold for $340. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus II. 913-959. Fourée Solidus (21mm, 3.76 g, 6h). Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator / Crowned facing busts of Constantine VII, wearing loros, and Romanus II, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross between them. Cf. SB 1751 (for prototype). VF, light earthen encrustation. A remarkably good example of an ancient counterfeit with the core visible only at a few tiny points.