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    ARAB-BYZANTINE. Umayyad Dynasty. Imitating Constans II (ca. AD 650-700). Æ fals (3.82 gm). Dimashq (Damascus). Arab-Byzantine emperor holding long cruciform scepter in right hand and globus cruciger in left, gazelle in left field, star and letters in right / Capital M, cross above, star below, Arabic legends to left, right, and below. Walker 20 variant. Album 3519. Rare!  Light brown surfaces with coppery red in recesses. Extremely Fine.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2016
    14th-19th Thursday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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