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    Two Rare Thessalonica Variant Solidi

    Justinian I the Great (AD 527-565). AV solidus (22mm, 4.43 gm, 6h).  Thessalonica, AD 542-562. D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVC, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield with horseman motif on left arm / VICTORI-A AVCCC, Angel standing facing, holding globus and cross; star to right; CONOB in exergue. Sear 173C variant (staff surmounted by cross instead of staurogram). DOC 7 (Constantinople). MIBE 22. Metalf, Thessalonica 314. Very rare. Well struck on a broad flan and lustrous. NGC (photo-certificate) MS 5/5 - 2/5.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex "An Important Private Collection of Byzantine Coins" (Sotheby's, 2 November 1998), lot 76. 

    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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