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    Purple-Born Constantine

    Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (AD 913-959), with Romanus II. AV solidus (20mm, 4.38 gm, 6h). NGC MS ★ 5/5 - 5/5. Constantinople, ca. AD 945-959. +IhS XΓS RЄX RЄΣNANTIЧM, facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, with cruciform nimbus, holding book of Gospels in left arm and raising right hand in benediction  / CONSTANT CЄ ROMAh AЧGG IRI, crowned busts facing of Constantine, on left, bearded and wearing loros, and Romanus, beardless and wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross between them. Sear 1751. DOC 15. Perfectly centered, deeply struck, fully lustrous: As close to perfect as we have encountered with this beautiful type!

    Ex Jonathan K. Kern Collection. 


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    September, 2017
    7th-12th Thursday-Tuesday
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