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BYZANTINE, Constantine XI, AR 1/8 stavraton, 1448-1453 AD
Constantine XI. Palaeologus. 1448-1453 AD. Eighth-stravrata, 0.48g. (h). Constantinople, Siege of Constantinople.
Obv: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. and holding book of Gospels, IC and B to left and right.
Rx: Crowned bust of Constantine facing, wearing maniakon.
Bendall, Revue Numismatique 1991, 'The Coinage of Constantine XI', p. 135-142. pl. XVII, 148 (this coin).
From the Constantine XI Hoard. Gemini Xii Lot 468
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SpongeBob  [Jan 12, 2015 at 12:11 AM]
This is a serious coin and you did well. The last one that was auctioned off went for a ridiculous price of $20K!!