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    Gem Mint State Marcian Solidus

    Marcian, Eastern Roman Emperor (AD 450-457). AV solidus (19mm, 4.47 gm, 5h). NGC Gem MS 5/5 - 5/5. Constantinople, 8th officina. D N MARCIA-NVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Marcian facing, head slightly turned right, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield decorated with horseman motif in left / VICTORI-A AVGGG H, Victory standing facing, head left, long jeweled cross with horizontal crossbar in right hand; star in right field, CONOB in exergue. RIC X 510. Depeyrot 87/1. One of the best of this type we have handled, with perfectly crisp strike, marvelous detail (particularly the drapery on the reverse figure of Victory), and lustrous, satiny surfaces.

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    September, 2018
    6th-11th Thursday-Tuesday
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