Ancient Coins: BYZANTINE SILVER: John VIII, 1423-1448 A.D.

John VIII, 1423-1448 A.D.
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John VIII, 1423-1448 A.D.

AR  Stavraton, 6.97g.  24 mm.  Constantinople, 1425-1428.    Facing bust of Christ holding book of Gospels; two stars as sigla above legend.  Rev. Facing bust of John VIII wearing crown and nimbus; pellet to left and right.   Sear 2563.  DOC 1721-1727.   Sommer 90.1.2,  Toned and with a particularly well struck bust of Christ.

Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 100, 1999, lot 650.

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Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $1,000.

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