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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 1412. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THEOPHILUS. 829-842 AD. AV Solidus (4.40 gm, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 829-830 AD. *QEOFI LOS bASILE', facing bust, wearing crown and loros, holding globus cruciger and cruciform sceptre / CVRIE bOHQH TO SO dOVLO*E, patriarchal cross on three steps. DOC III 1a; SB 1655. Superb EF, faint scratch in reverse field. ($2500)

From the Malcolm W. Heckman Collection. Ex James Fox Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 40, 4 December 1996), lot 1914, William Herbert Hunt Collection: Highly Important Byzantine Coins (Sotheby's, 5-6 December 1990), lot 646.