Byzantine - Justinian II and Tiberias - Solidus
Coins - Byzantine
GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 480 - 720
USD ($) 510 - 770
Sold for (Inc. premium): £805
705-511 AD. Constantinople. (Second Reign). Obv: bust of Christ facing, with cross behind head. He has curly hair and a close beard, wearing pallium and colobium, holding book of gospels, and raising right hand in benediction with IhS CRISTDS REX REGNANTIUM legend. Rev: half length figures of Justinian and Tiberius (larger type bust of Tiberius), facing, each wearing crown, divitision and chlamys, holding between them a cross potent on steps with D N IUSTINIAN US ET TIbERIUS P P A legend. 4.44 grams. Near extremely fine with slight weakness to part of legends.
DOC II 2b; BMC 1-2; Sear Byz. 1415.
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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