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Lot# 255Estimate: US$4500
Constantine VI and Irene. Solidus
Constantine VI and Irene. 780-797 AD. Solidus, 4.41g. (6h). Constantinople, c. 790-792 AD. Obv: S I[RINI] - AV' - MIT - H A' Facing busts of Constantine VI, beardless (on left) and Irene (on right), both crowned and with cross and pellet between their heads; Constantine holds cross on globe in right hand, while his mother holds cross on globe in right and cruciform scepter in left. Rx: [C]OnST - AnThOS - CA b' ' Leo III, Constantine V and Leo IV seated facing, each wearing crown and chlamys. DO 1. Sear 1593. EF.
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