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Lot 1724    Session 6 (9.30am Thursday)    Ancient Gold

Estimate $350
SOLD $380

MICHAEL VII, (A.D.1071-1078), electrum gold histamenon nomisma, Constantinople mint, (4.342 grams), obv. seated figure of Christ facing, wearing nimbus, raising right hand, in left hand the Gospels, IC XC across, double dotted border, rev. +MIXAHL BACIL A, around bust of Michael facing, bearded wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and globe with cross, (S.1869, DOC 1, T.1). Very fine bust of the seated Christ, nearly extremely fine/extremely fine and a rare type.

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