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Lot 1998       Ancient Gold

Estimate $350

JUSTINIAN I, (A.D.527-565), gold solidus, Constantinople mint, (4.26 grams), issued 545-565, obv. bust of Justinian I facing, with plume and diadem, two pearls at each side, wearing cuirass, d N IVSTINI ANVS PP AVC around, rev. Angel facing in tunic and pallium, in right hand long linear staff with closed loop and horizontal bar at top, globe in left hand cross above, star below, around VIC[TORI] A AVGGGI, CONOB in exergue, (S.140, DOC.9j, R.456). Weak in places but with some mint bloom, otherwise extremely fine.

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  • Lot 1998   This lot

    JUSTINIAN I, (A.D.527-565), gold solidus, Constantinople mint, (4.26 grams), issued 545-565, obv. bust of Justinian ...

    Estimate $350

  • Lot 1999  

    JUSTINIAN I, (527-565), solidus, issue of 552-565, Ravenna mint, obv. helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, ...

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  • Lot 2000  

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