Two Avars Solidi
AVARS. Uncertain king.
|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 884. Estimate $2000.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
6th-7th centuries AD. AV Solidus (4.35 g, 6h). Imitating Ravenna mint types of Heraclius. Degraded legend, two crowned facing busts, cross between / Degraded legend, cross potent on three steps. Jónas 6 and 14 var. (legends); cf. MIB III 110 (for prototype). EF, a few light marks, scratches at edge on reverse. Very rare.
From the Marc Poncin Collection. Ex Numismatica Genevensis 1 (27 November 2000), lot 195.