Irene (AD 797-802). AV solidus (20mm, 4.46 gm, 6h). Constantinople, sole rule (AD 797-802). ЄIRIhH bASILISSH, crowned facing bust of Irene, wearing loros, crown with two pinnacles, holding globus cruciger in right hand and cross-tipped scepter in left / · ЄIRIhH bASILISSH Θ, crowned facing bust of Irene, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger in right hand and cross-tipped scepter in left. Sear 1599. DOC 1b. Rare. Well struck on a broad flan. NGC (photo-certificate) Choice AU 4/5 - 4/5.
From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Private purchase from Spink & Sons, London, April 1999.
This coin from the Dimitriadis Collection has been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. It may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. E-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.
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