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    Unrecorded Issue of Uncertain Mint

    Constans II Pogonatus (AD 641-668). AV solidus (20mm, 4.31 gm, 6h). Uncertain mint in Italy, Sicily or Sardinia, dated IY 15 (AD 641/2). ?N CONSTAN-TINЧS P P AVI, youthful bust of Constans II facing, beardless, wearing crown topped by cross on circlet, chlamys pinned at right shoulder, and holding globus cruciger in right hand / VICTORIA AVΣЧ Δ IЄ (Indictional year 15), cross potent on three steps, CONOB in exergue. Sear --, cf. 1067 (Syracuse). DOC --. MIB --. Apparently unrecorded and unique! Surface roughness due to die rust, and a few earthen deposits. NGC (photo-certificate) MS 5/5 - 2/5, scratches, clipped.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex "An Important Private Collection of Byzantine Coins" (Sotheby's, 2 November 1998), lot 284. 

    This coin from the Dimitriadis Collection has been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. It may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. E-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.


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