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Zoe – Mother and Regent of Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus

CNG 106, Lot: 890. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $27500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Zoe. 913-959. AV Solidus (22mm, 4.42 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 6 February 914. + IhS XPS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM *, Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne with curved back / COhSτAnτ´C Є ZωH Єh X•ω Ь´ R´, crowned half-length facing busts of Constantine VII, wearing chlamys, and Zoe, wearing loros, holding patriarchal cross between them; Zoe’s crown with pendilia; pellet at base of cross. DOC 2; Füeg 2; SB 1740; Triton X, lot 856. EF, several small scuffs and a light scrape. Extremely rare.