Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by fretboard, Mar 5, 2021.
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Also, no weight, diameter stated by seller. Auction is ongoing and I can't comment on authenticity.
It's almost certainly clipped. My personal opinion: there are better examples to be had.
I think you can do better.
Here are a couple of examples of an AV solidi and AV histamenon nomisma from that period. Both coins were sold recently at auction.
Constantine VII, with Romanus II, AV solidus, Constantinople, 950-955 AD
Nicephorus II Phocas, with Basil II, AV Histamenon Nomisma. Constantinople, 964-965 AD
As can be clearly seen, the workmanship is vastly superior to the coin you are considering.
I suggest that you build up funds to buy one really nice type coin from a reputable dealer, through MA Shops, Vcoins, CNG or Forum. In the end it is worth the expenditure.
Yeah, that's sound advice there, I'll build up some funds and look at a later date at a reputable dealer! Very impressed that you both knew what it was!
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