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155, Lot: 341. Estimate $150.
Sold for $136. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Justinian I. 527-565. AR Half Siliqua (13mm, 0.50 g). Commemorative issue. Constantinople mint. Struck circa 530. Helmeted and draped bust of Constantinopolis right / Large K. Bendall Type 8; Vagi 3051. VF, toned.

S. Bendall (RN 2000) suggests a date of circa AD 530 for this type, the bicentennial of the founding of Constantinople, with lighter, cruder issues continuing to be struck throughout the succeeding century.