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Lot 4238

Justin I and Justinian I, April-August 527. Gold Solidus (4.48g) minted at Constantinople, third officina. Nimbate figures of Justin and his nephew Justinian seated facing, on a throne with "lyre-curved" sides and straight back bar, wearing chlamys, each with one hand clasped on chest and a globus cruciger in the other, cross above and between them. Reverse: Victoria (Victory) standing facing, holding long cross and globus cruciger; star in right field below; legend ends: Γ. Cf. DO 7a (legend ends: S); Sear 119. Deep set and boldly defined edge. Very rare. Nearly Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
Ex Wolfen Family Foundation, purchased from Bank Leu early 1970s.

Realized $2,645

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