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Superb Michael III Solidus

Triton XXII, Lot: 1204. Estimate $30000.
Sold for $30000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Michael III "the Drunkard". 842-867. AV Solidus (20.5mm, 4.47 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 856-867. IҺSЧS X RISτOS *, facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; cross behind / + mI XAHL ЬASILЄ’, crowned facing bust of Michael, wearing slight beard and loros, and holding labarum. DOC 3; Füeg 3.A (same obv. die as illustration); BN 8-9; SB 1688. NGC photo certified MS, Strike: 5/5; Surface: 4/5. Very rare.


Ex Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection (Heritage 3035, 3 September 2014), lot 29566 (hammer $60,000); Triton IV (5 December 2000), lot 820.