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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 1369. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JOHN V, with JOHN VI.1341-1391. AV Hyperpyron (3.57 gm). Constantinople mint. Struck 1347-1353. Facing bust of Mary, orans, within city walls; sigla: * * N (over e/F) F (over AB monogram) / Christ blessing the two kneeling emperors. Cf. DOC V 1193 (sigla 6a engraved over sigla 5); SB 2526. VF for type. Rare. ($1500)

This hyperpyron is from the last issue of gold coins struck for the emperors of Byzantium.