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CNG 106, Lot: 901. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

John VI Cantacuzene. Second reign, 1353-1354. AR Basilikon (19mm, 0.71 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; retrograde B to left, Φ/Ρ to right / St. Demetrius holding small cross, standing slightly right, extending hand to John, orans, standing facing. DOC –; A. Veglery & A. Millas, “Gold and silver coins of the time of John V,” NumCirc LXXX/9 (September 1972), 5 = LPC p. 148, 3 corr. (John holds cross before chest); PCPC (302); SB 2541. EF, toned, areas of minor weak strike. Extremely rare, particularly in this condition.

From the Iconodule Collection.