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Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 1179. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007. 
Sold For $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

John III Ducas (Vatatzes). Emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1254. AR Trachy (2.64 g, 6h). Magnesia mint. Seated facing figure of the Theotokos holding nimbate head of the infant Christ; palm frond and double-X pattern flanking / John standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and sword; manus Dei above. DOC 33.2; SB 2087. VF, toned, wavy flan, double struck on obverse. Extremely rare.