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First Western Bust of Christ

Triton XVI, Lot: 1272. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $14000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Justinian II. First reign, 685-695. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.42 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 6th officina. Struck 692-695. IhS CRISτDS RЄX RЄgNANτIЧM, facing bust of Christ Pantokrator / D IЧSTINI AN ЧS SERЧ CHRISτI, Justinian standing facing, holding cross potent on steps and akakia; S//CONOP. DOC 7e.bis; MIB 8; SB 1248. Superb EF, light die rust on obverse, die breaks on reverse, lustrous, exceptionally well struck on a full flan.