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Lot 1720    Session 6 (9.30am Thursday)    Ancient Gold

Estimate $150
SOLD $150

THEOPHILUS, (829-842) with Michael II deceased father (d. 829) and Constantine (deceased son), gold solidus, (3.462 grams), Constantinople mint, issued 829-830/1, obv. facing bust of Theophilus, bearded wearing loros and crown with cross, patriarchal cross in hand, around *OEOFILOS bASILE **Q*, rev. facing busts of Michael II and Constantine, each wearing crown and chlamys, cross between heads, around +MIX[AHL S] CONStANtIn', (S.1653, DOC 3, BMC 2). Scratches in field, clipped flan, otherwise fine.

Ex S.V. Hagley Collection.

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