Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

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Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction

Byzantine Coinage
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Lot 2376
[Byzantine Coinage.] Justinian I, 527-565. Gold Solidus (4.46 g) minted at Constantinople. Helmeted and facing bust of Justinian I holding globus cruciger and shield. Reverse: Angel standing facing, holding decorated long cross and globus cruciger; below, star. D.O. 9; M.I.B. 7. Lustrous. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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Lot 2377
[Byzantine Empire.] Two Gold Histamenon Nomismas of Romanus III (1028-1034). Both are of the common type (Christ enthoned/The Virgin crowning emperor), and, while displaying EF details, have numerous faults. Scrapes, edge bends and marks are noted. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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Lot 2378
Isaac II, Angelus, 1185-1195. Electrum Aspron Trachy (4.05 g) minted at Constantinople. The Virgin enthroned, holding a medallion of the infant Christ. Reverse: Isaac II and Archangel Michael standing; Archangel Michael, in military dress, crowns emperor. Hendy Pl. 20, 5-8; S. 2002. Extremely Fine, with much better than usual detail.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Lot 2379
Empire of Trebizond. Andronicus I Gidon, c. 1222-1235. Electrum Aspron Trachy (low gold content; 2.77 g). The Virgin standing, facing; in left field, eight-pointed star. Reverse: Christ Chalcites standing, facing. Cf. Bendall, "Numismatic Circular" June 2002; D.O. IV, pl. XXXVII, El.1 (Nicaea). Rare. Wonderfully bold and clear strike; Extremely Fine.

This rare coin is from the Eastern Empire, whose coinage usually consists of silver aspers depicting Saint Eugenius on horseback. This present type is strongly influenced by later Byzantine coinage.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,750.
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