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    Rare Thessalonica Mint Solidus

    Justin I (AD 518-527). AV solidus (21mm, 4.26 gm, 6h).  Thessalonica, AD 518. D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin facing, head slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and, on left arm, shield decorated with motif of horseman spearing soldier / VICTORI-A AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross, star in left field, CONOB in exergue. Sear 77A. DO --. Metcalf, Thessalonica, 273 (this coin). Rare! NGC (photo-certificate) MS 5/5 - 3/5, clipped, wrinkled.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex Dreesmann Collection, Part II (Spink & Sons, London, July 2000), lot 398; Numismatic Fine Arts XVIII (1 April 1987), lot 654; Leu 13 (29-30 April 1975), lot 571.

    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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