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368, Lot: 552. Estimate $400.
Sold for $320. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Basil Batatzes. sebastos, circa 1189. PB Seal (30mm, 19.84 g, 12h). The Theotokos standing facing on circular dais, hands raised in gesture of prayer, with an aureole of the child Christ on her breast; MP ΘV across field; / +TAIC T(OY)/ CERACT(OY) RATA/ TZ HRACIΛI(OY)/ ΓPAΦAI C TO KV/ POC ΠANTANA/ CCA CV ΔIΔ(OY) in six lines. BLS I 2740; DOCBS –. Good VF, gray patina, minor roughness.

From the Prue Morgan Fitts Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1899.