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Sale: Triton X, Lot: 853. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007. 
Sold For $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Theophilus. 829-842. AV Solidus (4.40 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck AD 829-830/1. *QEOFI LOS bASILE’, crowned facing bust, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger in right hand, cruciform scepter in left / CVRIE bOHQH TO SO dOVLO*E, patriarchal cross on three steps. DOC III 1a; SB 1655. EF, die shift and traces of die rust on obverse.

From the Mark Poncin Collection. Ex New York Sale IX (13 January 2005), lot 222.