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CNG 109, Lot: 724. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Constantius II. AD 337-361. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.47 g, 6h). Tricennalia issue. Antioch mint, 10th officina. Struck AD 355-361. FL IVL CONSTAN TIVS PERP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman motif / GLORIA REI PVBLICAE, Roma, head facing, and Constantinopolis, head left, seated on thrones facing one another, holding between them wreath inscribed VOT/XXX/MVLT/XXXX in four lines; SMANI •. RIC VIII 162; Depeyrot 9/1 corr. (citation to Montagu Collection [Rollin & Feuardent, 20 April 1896, lot 891] incorrect); DOC –; Biaggi –. Choice EF, hint of deposits on reverse. Fine style. Extremely rare mintmark.

From the George La Borde Collection (not in the NAC sales).