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    Rare Lightweight Issue

    Phocas (AD 602-610). AV lightweight solidus of 23 siliquae (21mm, 4.33 gm, 6h).  Constantinople, 8th officina, AD 604-610. ?N FOCAS PЄRP AVC, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown surmounted by cross, holding globus cruciger in right hand, star in right field / VICTORI-A AVCC, angel standing facing, holding staff topped by staurogram in right hand and globus cruciger in left, pellet in left field, star in right field; Θ//CONOB. Sear 624. DOC 7c. MIB 17. Rare. Areas of weakness. NGC (photo-certificate) MS 4/5 - 5/5.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex Dreesmann Collection, Part II (Spink & Sons, London, 13 July 2000), lot 455; Numismatic Fine Arts IV (24 March 1977), lot 764.

    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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