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    A Second Naples Solidus

    Theophilus (AD 829-842). EL solidus (22mm, 4.09 gm, 6h).  Naples, ca. AD 829-831. * ΘEOFI-LOS bASILЄ, crowned facing bust of Theophilus, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger in right hand and cruciform scepter in left / CVRIE bOHΘH TO SO ?OVLO XE, patriarchal cross on three steps; stars flanking, two pellets above. Sear 1684. DOC 31c. Ricotti-Prina 63. Extremely rare! Reverse graffito. NGC (photo-certificate) Choice VF 5/5 - 3/5, graffiti.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex "An Important Private Collection of Byzantine Coins" (Sotheby's, New York, 2 November 1998), lot 458; Leu-M&M (11 March 1987), lot 78; Hess-Leu (24 March 1959), lot 424. 

    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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