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Phocas, Gold Solidus, Constantinople Mint AD607-610

Obverse: Draped an cuirassed facing bust, ∂ N N FOCAS PЄRP AVG


Reverse: Angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted by staurogram and globus cruciger; VICTORIA AVςЧ Є, CONOB in exergue

Ref: Sear 620 (further example below)

4.50g, 21mm

Grade: Extremely Fine; (?ancient) graffiti 

Prov: Ex Roma; previously Quinn Collection, Spink, Auction 20105, 14 December 2020, lot 3199; previuosly from Munzen-Fachgeschaft (Frankfurt), 12 May 1992.




£600 (P&P FREE to all locations)

Theodosius II & Honorius Follis Constantinople Mint (on Roman Imperial Page)

Justin II Gold Tremissis, Constantinople, AD 565-578

Obverse: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right, D N IVSTINVS P P AVI

Reverse: Vistory advancing right, head to left, holding wreath and globus crusiger, star in right field, CONOB in exergue

Grade: Near EF, light wrinkling

14mm, 1.41g

Ref: Sear 353


£410 (P&P FREE to UK, discounted to other locations, ask)

Phocas Gold Solidus, Constantinople, AD 607-610

Obverse: draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown without pendilia and holding globus cruciger, ᵹN FOCA[S} PERP AVC

Reverse: angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted by staurogram and globus cruciger, VICTORIA AVϚЧ I, CONOB in exergue

Ref: Sear 620

Grade: EF+ for type

22mm, 4.44g



£500 (P&P FREE to UK other locations please ask)

Manuel I Comnenus EL Aspron Trachy, Constantinople Mint, c AD 1167-1183


Obverse: Christ Pantokrator enthroned, facing, IC- XC across upper fields


Reverse: Manuel standing facing, wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys, holding labarum on long shaft and globus cruciger; crowned by the Virgin Mary 

standing to left, wearing tunis and maphorium; M between, MANUHA to left, V and DECPO to right in Greek.

Grade: Mint state scyphate coin, beautiful despite flan crack. Supplied boxed for support.

32mm, 4.34g

Ref: S1961

£390 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Justinian I, 527-565AD, Copper Follis, Large 'M' (40 nummi) Constantinople Mint #1

Obverse: Diademed and draped bust, right, D N IVSTINIANVS PP AVG


Reverse: Large M between star and cross, cross above, CON in exergue beneath, officina letter B

32mm, 16.43g

Grade: AVF

Ref: S158



£80 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

John I Tzimisces (969-976AD), Silver Miliaresion

Obv: legend, cross crosslet set on globus above two steps, in centre crowned bust of John flanked by I/W-A/N


Rev: legend in five lines


Grade: good very fine

1.69g, 21mm





  £200 (+P&P)

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