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Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 862. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009. 
Sold For $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AVARS. Uncertain king. 6th-7th centuries AD. AV Solidus (4.33 g, 6h). Imitating Ravenna mint types of Heraclius. DИNDCVC IPΛILhVΩ (first D and both C's retrograde), crowned, draped, and cuirassed facing busts of Heraclius, with short beard, and Heraclius Constantine, beardless; cross above / VICTORI AVCC, cross potent set on three steps; Δ//CONOB. Jónas 7-8 var. (legends); cf. Bóna 3a-b; cf. MIB 110d6 (for prototype); Boutin 308 (this coin). EF.

Ex Collection N.K. [Nadia Kapamadji] (Bourgey, 27 October 1992), lot 251.