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    Rare Thessalonica Variety

    Justin II (AD 565-578). AV solidus (22mm, 4.42 gm, 6h).  Thessalonica, ca. AD 567-578. DN I-VSTI-NVS PP AVI, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Justin facing, holding in right hand small figure of crowning Victory on globe, and on left arm shield with horseman motif / VICTORI-A AVCCC T, Constantinopolis seated facing, head turned right, holding spear and globus cruciger, staurogram in left field, CONOB in exergue. Sear 364C. DOC --. MIB 17. Oeconomides & Touratsolglou, "The 1948 Thessaloniki Hoard," 62-67. Extremely rare. NGC (photo-certificate) MS 5/5 - 4/5, noted as clipped although weight falls within correct range for issue.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex Dreesmann Collection, Part II (Spink & Sons, London, 13 July 2000), lot 424; Frank Sternberg XIV (24 May 1984), lot 588.

    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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