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Rare Rome Mint Solidus

CNG 111, Lot: 843. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Justinian I. 527-565. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.39 g, 6h). Rome mint, 1st officina. Struck circa 537-542. Helmeted and cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger and shield / Angel standing facing, holding long cross and globus cruciger; star to right; A//CONOB. DOC 318b; MIBE 29; SB 289; Berk, Roman 51 (this coin illustrated). Good VF, some minor marks. Very rare.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 75 (18 November 2013), lot 485; William J. Conte Collection (“An Important Private Collection of Byzantine Coins,” Sotheby’s New York, 2 November 1998), lot 83.