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    Constantine VI and Irene (AD 780-797), with Leo III, Constantine V, and Leo IV. AV solidus (21mm, 4.45 gm, 6h). NGC Choice XF 3/5 - 4/5. Constantinople, AD 790-792. SVh IRIhI AVS' MI-THR, crowned facing busts of Constantine VI (on left), wearing chlamys, globus cruciger in right hand, and Irene (on right), wearing loros and crown with four pinnacles, globus cruciger in right hand, cruciform scepter in left; cross above and pellet between / COhS-TAhOS R' b' nOS, Leo III, Constantine V and Leo IV seated facing, each wearing crown and chlamys. Sear 1593. DOC 1.8. Full weight with satiny surfaces.

    From the Collection of a Philhellene. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 33 and Q (5-6 April 2006), lot 2118; Numismatica Ars Classica, Sale 10 (9 April 1997), lot 767.


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