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Lot 2950    SESSION 11 (9.30AM THURSDAY 4TH APRIL)    Ancient Gold Coins - Byzantine

Estimate $10,000
SOLD $9,500

IRENE, (797-802), gold solidus, Syracuse mint, (3.83 g), obv. bust facing of Irene wearing crown and holding cross on globe and cruciform sceptre, around **[EIR]INH **BAS[IL]ISI, rev. same type as obverse, around [NH] BASIL [IS], (S.1602, BMC -, DOW 1cCf). Mint state and extremely rare.

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