JUSTIN I GOLD SOLIDUS – MEDALLIC SPECIMEN SHOWING EARLY APPEARANCE OF AN ANGEL ON BYZANTINE COINAGE – MINT STATE NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 11923)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. JUSTIN I, AD 518-527.
Gold Solidus, 4.49 g., 24 mm., Constantinople, 6th officina, minted AD 522-527.
Obv.: Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear and shield.
Rev.: Angel standing, facing, holding globe and long cross, star at right, officina ς.
Sear 56; DOC 2f; MIBE 3
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, struck on an exceptionally broad planchet, so that the entire design of both overse and reverse dies are fully preserved.