The only other example of this variant known to is CNG auction 88, lot 1695 (misdescribed as an ordinary 1270). All other examples have the K below the H on the left, vice below the Λ on the right. Even the "normal" 1270 is missing from the Dumbarton Oaks collection ( 33 refs the coin) and described by as an extreme rarity.
The cruciform on the left is a of the "God-bearer" (the ). The cruciform on the right is for Justinian.
SH73338. Bronze , CNG auction 88, lot 1695 (described as 1270); cf. 1270, 81, 33, 15/Ct/AE/03, 56 (all K below H left), gVF, 3.187 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 180o, mint, 1st reign, c. 694 - 695 A.D.(?); Justinian standing facing, crown with and , in right hand, in left hand, retrograde cruciform ΘEOTOKE BOHΘEI left, cruciform Justinian right; no , large M (40 nummi), Justinian above, H (year 8?) left, Λ over K right, KΓω in ; extreme rarity, 2nd known; $900.00 (€801.00)
, , 2, 7; 11; 27; 1682; 15/Cp/AV/4; 8; 1248, near , fully lustrous, broad and for the , very rarely this nice!, 4.423 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 1st reign, 685 - 695 A.D.; IhS CRISTOS REX RETNANTIVM, of Christ facing with long hair and full beard, behind, right raised, Gospels in left; IVSTINIANVS SERV CHRISTI, Justinian standing facing, wearing crown and , on three steps in right, in left, CONO in ; SOLD
, Justinian II, 10 July 685 - Late 695 and Summer 705 - 4 November 711 A.D., Portrait of Christ
The portrait on this coin was based on an icon believed by the people of the time to bear a miraculous resemblance to Christ's actual appearance.SH73339. Gold
, , 2, 2nd reign, 2b; 1; 15/Cp/AV/12; 2; 1705; 2b; 17.3; 1415, EF, lustrous, nearly as struck, 4.365 g, maximum 20.418 mm, 0o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 2nd reign, 705 - 711 A.D.; O N REX - REGNANTIYM, of Christ facing, curly hair, short beard, wearing and , Gospels in left, behind ; IYSTINIANYS ET TIbERIYS PP A, Justinian (on left) and , half-length facing, each wears crown, and , holding on three steps in center; for this extraordinary , since 2000 only 16 auction sales are recorded on Coin Archives Pro; ; SOLD
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