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    Naples Mint Theophilus Solidus

    Theophilus (AD 829-842). AV solidus (21mm, 4.16 gm, 6h).  Naples (?), AD 831-842. ΘЄOFI - LOS bASILЄO,  bust of Theophilus facing, wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger and akakia / MIXAHLS C-ONStANtIN, bust of Michael II or Constantine facing, wearing crown and chlamys and holding cross potent and akakia. Sear 1683. DO 33a.3. Extremely rare, surely among the finest extant specimens! NGC (photo-certificate) AU? 5/5 - 4/5, edge marks.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex Dreesmann Collection, Part II (Spink & Sons, London, July 2000), lot 628; SKA 7 (27-29 April 1987), lot 1271.

    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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