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    First Armenian Emperor

    Philippicus (Bardanes) (AD 711-713). AV solidus (21mm, 4.47 g, 6h). Constantinople, 4th officina. dN FILЄPICЧS MЧL TЧS AN, crowned facing bust, wearing loros and holding globus cruciger and eagle-tipped scepter / VICTORIA AVΣЧ, cross potent set on three steps; Δ // CONOB. Sear 1447. DOC 1d MIB 1. Rare. An outstanding example, sharply struck and lustrous. NGC MS 5/5 / 3/5.

    Philippicus was the son of an Armenian nobleman and can claim credit for finally deposing and disposing of the resilient Justinian II. His reign, however, was a disaster on all fronts, though not necessarily of his own doing, and Philippicus was himself deposed and blinded in May of 713.


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    Apr-May, 2012
    25th-1st Wednesday-Tuesday
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