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Unique Die Combination
Syracuse Mint Solidus

Triton XXII, Lot: 1198. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius. 641-668. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.34 g, 6h). Syracuse mint. Struck 659-661. ∂ N CONSτA– NЧS CONSτANЧV, crowned facing busts of Constans, with long beard, and Constantine, beardless, each wearing chlamys; Constans holding globus cruciger; cross above / VICTORIA AVςЧ, cross potent set on three steps; Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding globus cruciger, standing facing on either side; to outer right, Γ with pellet below; CONOB. DOC –; BN –; MIB 94 var. (no globus on obv.); Anastasi 171/166 (obv./rev.); Spahr –; SB –; cf. Roma XIII, lot 1042 (for obv.; same obv. die). EF, lustrous. Apparently unique with this die combination.