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CNG 112, Lot: 676. Estimate $300.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Commercial weight. 5th-7th centuries. Æ Six ounce – thirty-six solidi weight with silver inlay (40mm, 162.70 g). A thick, square, weight with three deep grooves on the edges. ΘЄY X/APIC (Grace of God) dispersed in two lines above, tetrastyle temple with central arch enclosing monogram; and two outer pediments; between columns, Γº S (value) / Blank. Cf. Bendall, Weights 63 and 66 (for similar three ounce weights) and cf. Bendall, Weights 64 (for monogram). Green patina, some earthen encrustation on edges and reverse. VF. Silver inlay fairly well preserved.