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    Rare Issue of Theophilus

    Theophilus (AD 829-842). AV solidus (22mm, 4.47 gm, 6h).  Constantinople. * ΘЄOFI-LOS bASILЄ, facing bust of Theophilus, with short beard, wearing crown and chlamys, holding patriarchal cross and acacia / + COhST-AhTS DЄSPOT Λ, facing bust of Constantine , beardless, wearing crown and loros, holding patriarchal cross and cruciform scepter. Sear 1654. DOC 2 variant. Extremely rare! NGC (photo-certificate) Choice AU 5/5 - 2/5, scuffs.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex Dreesmann Collection, Part II (Spink & Sons, London, July 2000), lot 626; Sternberg VII (24 November 1977), lot 1277.

    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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