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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 1288. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $275. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HERACLIUS. 610-641 AD. AV Solidus (4.45 gm). Constantinople mint. Struck 616-625 AD. Crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; exergue line / Cross potent on steps; Z/CONOB. DOC II 8g; SB 734. EF, reverse weak. ($300)

A few of these Constantinople solidi have the exergue line, a feature more often associated with the issues of the uncertain eastern mint (cf. SB 851).