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    Two Rare Basiliscus and Marcus Solidi

    Basiliscus and Marcus, Eastern Roman Emperors (AD 475-476). AV solidus (21mm, 4.44 gm, 6h).  Constantinople, late Fall AD 475-August AD 476, D N bASILISCI ET MARC P AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust (of Basiliscus?) facing, head slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and on left arm shield with horseman motif / VICTORI - A AVCCC H, Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross; star in right field, CONOB in exergue. RIC X 1025 (R2). Hahn 8. Depeyrot 105/2. Berk 22 (this coin). Very rare! Light graffiti. NGC (photo-certificate) XF 5/5 - 2/5, graffiti.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex Sotheby's (New York, 2 November 1998), lot 48. 

    Basiliscus made his young son Marcus co-emperor in late 475, but it did nothing to shore up the regime. The coinage of the brief joint reign is quite rare in any condition. 

    All Roman gold coins from the Dimitriadis Collection have been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. These may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. Please e-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.


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