Irene, 797-802. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 3.81 g, 6 h), Syracuse, c. 797/8. IREN AΓOVST Bust of Irene facing, wearing chlamys and crown with pendilia and a cross on a semicircle between two pinnacles, holding an akakia in her left hand; behind her shoulders, the two curved lines of a throne-back. Rev. AΓOVST Bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with pendilia and a cross on a triangle between two pinnacles, holding a cross potent on base in her right hand. Anastasi 452. DOC 3. SB 1601. Spahr 340. Extremely rare, beautifully struck on a very broad flan with all details clearly on the coin. Good extremely fine.
|Price realized||5'500 CHF|
|Starting price||6'000 CHF|