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    Rarity of Constantine VII and Romanus I

    Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (AD 913-959), with Romanus I Lecapenus (AD 920-944). AV solidus (20mm, 4.41 gm, 6h). Constantinople, AD 921-circa 923. + IhS XIS RЄX RЄΣNANTIЧM *,  full figure of Christ Pantocrator, with cruciform nimbus, seated facing on throne with curved back, wearing chiton, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels in left arm / ROMAh' ЄT COhSTAhT' AЧΣΣ' Ь', crowned facing busts of Romanus (on left), wearing slight beard and loros, and Constantine, beardless, wearing chlamys pinned at right shoulder; both grasp patriarchal cross between them. Sear 1746. DOC 4. Rare! Well struck and lustrous. NGC (photo-certificate) MS? 5/5 - 5/5.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex Dreesmann Collection (Spink & Sons London, 13 July 2000), lot 642; F. Sternberg VIII (16 November 1978), lot 928.

    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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    September, 2014
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