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Theodosius II, 402-450 A.D. Thessalonica

AV Solidus, 4.43g. 21mm.  Thessalonica mint, c.408-420 A.D. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG.  Bust of Theodosius facing slightly to the right; he wears pearl-diademed helmet and cuirass; he holds spear and shield emblazoned with horeseman spearing fallen enemy scene.   Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG; TESOB in exergue. Constantinopolis enthrroned and facing; she holds Victory on globe and scepter; her right foot rests on the prow of a ship; eight-pointed star in field to left.   RIC X, 358. Hahn 54b.   Depeyrot 49/4. Rare variety.    This die is unusually well engraved; note the fine detail in the emperor's fingers and shield as well as on the garb of the personification on the reverse.  Fully lusrous and struck on an unusually thick and sligtly wavy flan.

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Mint State $7,500.
Zeno, 2nd Reign, 476-491 A.D. Thessalonica

AV Solidus, 4.44g. 20mm. Thessalonica mint. D N ZENO PERP AVG. Facing bust of Zeno with head turned slightly to the right wearing crested helmet and cuirass divided into two panels; he holds spear over right shoulder and carries a shield emblazoned with a horseman device on his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG; CONOB in exergue. Victory standing to left holding a long jeweled cross with "X" at cross-bar; stars in fields to left and right. RIC X, 941. MIRB 19. DO, LRC 666. Metcalf 228. Scarce mint and fully lustrous.

Ex: Sincona, Zurich, Auction 37, 2017, lot 62.

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Mint State $5,000.
Basiliscus and Marcus, 475-476 A.D.

AV Soiidus, 4.48g. 20mm.  Constantinople.  Three-quarter facing and helmeted bust of Basiliscus wearing cuirass and holding spear and shield. Rev. SALVS REIPVBLICAE H; CONOB in exergue.    Basiliscus and Marcus, as Caesar, enthroned and facing; they hold a globe between them; cross and star behind; insignificant flan defect below globe.  RIC X, 1022. Depeyrot 1041.  Excellent quality for this scarce issue and fully lustrous.

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Extremely Fine $5,500.
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Maurice Tiberius, 582-602 A.D.

AV Solidus, 4.47g. 19mm. Carthage mint.   Dated (in both obverse and reverse legends,  year 14= 595/596 A.D.)  DN MAVRIC T PP AN I(delta).  Facing bust of Maurice wearing cuirass and crown with cross; he holds globus cruciger.  Rev.  VICTORIA AVGG I(delta); CONOB in exergue.    Victory standing and facing holding globus cruciger and abbreviated chrisma on long staff.  DOC 228. MIB 25b. Sear 549.

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Extremely Fine $3,250.
Lucius Verus, 161-169 A.D.

AR Denarius, 3.20g. 17mm.  Rome, 163/164 A.D.  L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS.  Bare head of Verus to right.  Rev.  TRP IIII IMP II COS II. Helmeted Mars with spear and shield standing to right.   RIC 515.  BMC 282.  Toned.

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Extremely Fine $1,000.

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