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Lot # 260 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$1500 / Price Realized: US$1250
John V and John VI. Basilikon
John V and John VI. 1347-1353 AD. Basilikon, 0.98g. (6h). Constantinople, . Obv: Christ standing facing in mandorla (halo of light surrounding entire figure). Rx: John V and John VI standing facing, side by side. Sear 2528. LPC p. 140, 2. This is the finest known of an extremely rare coin struck during a short joint reign. A number of forgeries of this coin have recently appeared, but our specimen is clearly an original and has been vetted by four of the best specialists in this field. Mint State.
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