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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 1497. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $725. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BOHEMIA. Boleslav II. 967-999. AR Denar (1.31 gm, 2h). Prague mint; Omer, moneyer. Struck after 979. +BOLEZL"LS+DLX (S inverted horizontally), Manus Dei descending from heaven; W and A on either side / +VIC ACARR•ZIREMO (V inverted horizontally), diademed and draped bust right; cross before. Donebauer 99; Katz, Chronologii, 147. Good VF, strong strike. ($500)

From the Robert Schonwalter Collection.

This type is based on the Hand of God penny, introduced in England by Aethelred II after 979 (SCBC 1144). The moneyer Omer was likely a Jewish merchant in Prague.