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CNG 88, Lot: 1629. Estimate $200.
Sold for $140. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Heraclius. 610-641. Æ Follis (22mm, 6.93 g, 12h). Thessalonica mint, 2nd officina. Dated RY 18 (627/8). Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and the Empress Martina, all standing facing, each crowned, wearing chlamys, and holding globus cruciger; two crosses in field on either side of Heraclius’ head / Large M; cross above, A/N/N/O X/ЧI/II (date) across field; B//ΘЄC. DOC 147; MIB 221; SB 825. Near EF, attractive, dark brown patina contrasts with red earthen deposits. The date is partially obscured by a flan flaw, but the position of the visible numerals suggests RY 18 is correct.

From the J.-P. Righetti Collection, 672. Ex Classical Numismatic Group E-Auciton 108 (16 February 2005), lot 317.