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Lot 2000       Ancient Gold

Estimate $500

JUSTIN II, (A.D.565-578), gold solidus, Constantinople mint, (4.31 grams), issued 565-578, obv. bust of Justin II facing, with plume and diadem, two pearls at each side, wearing cuirass, and holding globe surmounted by Victory, d N I VSTI NVS PP AVC around, rev. Constantinople seated looking right, with helmet tunic and mantle, on right shoulder aegis, left hand holds a spear, around VICTORI A AVGGGB, CONOB in exergue, (S.345, DOC.4b, R.750). Weak in places but with some mint bloom, otherwise extremely fine.

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  • Lot 2000   This lot

    JUSTIN II, (A.D.565-578), gold solidus, Constantinople mint, (4.31 grams), issued 565-578, obv. bust of Justin ...

    Estimate $500

  • Lot 2001  

    JUSTIN II, (A.D.565-578), gold solidus, Constantinople mint, (4.44 grams), issued 565-578, obv. bust of Justin ...

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  • Lot 2002  

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