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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 1456. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JOHN II, Comnenus. 1118-1143. AV Hyperpyron (4.17 gm, 6h). Thessalonica mint. Struck circa 1137-1143. KERO HQEI, IC XC across field, Christ, nimbate, seated facing on straight-backed throne, raising hand in benediction, holding Gospels / IW DEC PO TH, standing facing figures of John, wearing crown and loros, holding globus cruciger, and the nimbate Virgin Mary, who crowns John; QU between their heads, MHP to right. DOC IV 7a; SB 1949. Superb EF, tiny flat spot on Virgin's nose. ($500)

From the Malcolm W. Heckman Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 63 (21 May 2003), lot 1696.