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Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 1124. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005. 
Sold For $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANASTASIUS II (Artemius). 713-715 AD. Æ Follis (1.97 g, 6h). Catania mint. Anastasius standing facing, holding long cross and globus cruciger / Large M; monogram above, K T flanking, SCL in exergue. DOC II 14; Spahr -; BBS 69; MIB III 34; SB 1475B. VF, reverse weak, dark green patina. Very rare. ($300)

This is the last signed issue of the Catania mint, which apparently only opened briefly as a subsidiary operation to the main mint at Syracuse.