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CNG 87, Lot: 1288. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Leo IV the Khazar, with Constantine VI, Leo III, and Constantine V. 775-780. AV Histamenon Nomisma (21mm, 4.34 g, 5h). Constantinople mint. Struck 776-778. LЄON VS S ЄSSOn CONSτAnτIN’ O nЄOS, crowned facing busts of Leo IV, wearing short beard, and Constantine VI, beardless, both wearing chlamys; cross above, pellet between / LЄON PAP’ COnSτAnτInOS PAτHR X, crowned facing busts of Leo III and Constantine V, each wearing short beard and loros; cross above, pellet between. DOC 1 var. (legends); Füeg 1 var. (same); SB 1583 var. (same). Good VF, lustrous, edge bump. Extremely rare, unpublished with these legends and X control mark on reverse.