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Lot 4236

Basiliscus, AD 475-476. Gold Solidus (4.4g) minted at Constantinople. D N bASILIS - CUS P P AVG. Helmeted, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust facing of Basiliscus holding spear over right shoulder; shield on left arm adorned with horseman riding down enemy. Reverse: VICTORI - A AVGGG. Victory standing left, supporting long, jeweled cross with right hand; to right, star; in exergue, CONOB. RIC 1003; Depeyrot 101/1. Well struck with full legends and unsually well centered. Rare, particularly so in this choice condition. Lustrous. Superb Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
The Hunter Collection.

Realized $3,680

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