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    Recut Officina Mark on First Bust of Christ Solidus

    Justinian II, first reign (AD 685-695). AV solidus (20mm, 4.44 gm, 7h). NGC MS 3/5 - 4/5. Constantinople, 5th officina, AD 692-695. IhS CRISΤDS RЄX-RЄtNANtIЧM, facing half-length bust of Christ with long hair and full beard, wearing pallium and colobium, cross behind head, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels cradled in left arm / D IЧSTINI-AN-ЧS SERЧ ChRIStI Є, full-length figure of Justinian II standing facing, wearing crown and loros, cross potent on two steps in right hand, akakia in left; CONO-P below. Sear 1248. DOC 2, Part 2, 7e. The officina letter has been recut over what appears to be an A for the 1st officina. Mint state and bright lustrous field, but weakly struck in center where the metal did not fully meet the dies.

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    September, 2018
    6th-11th Thursday-Tuesday
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