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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 630

Theodosius II. AD 402-450. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.43 g, 6h). Thessalonica mint. AD 408-420.

CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 630.
 Estimated: $ 1 500

Roman Imperial, Gold

Sold For $ 4 750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Theodosius II. AD 402-450. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.43 g, 6h). Thessalonica mint. AD 408-420. D N THEODO SIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear and shield / CONCORDI A AVGG, Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding in left hand globe surmounted by crowning Victory and scepter in right, right foot on prow; eight-pointed star in left field, TЄSOB. RIC X 358 (R4); Depeyrot 50/2 variant. Deeply struck and lustrous. Choice EF. Extremely rare, only one other example in CoinArchives.

Thessalonican mint solidi of Theodosius II are often referred to as rare. In general they are not, in fact, particularly rare. This example, however, RIC X 358, appears to be exceedingly rare, rated as R4 (one step below unique) in RIC, with only a single other specimen noted in CoinArchives.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 19 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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