JUSTINIAN II FIRST REIGN GOLD SOLIDUS – SPECIMEN OF THE FIRST COIN TO DEPICT JESUS CHRIST EX HESS-LEU 1970 SALE – MINT STATE NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 15986)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. JUSTINIAN II, FIRST REIGN, AD 685-695.
Gold solidus, 4.47 g, 19 mm. Issue of Constantinople officina I ?, ca. AD 692-695.
Obv. IhS CRISTOS RЄX REgNANTIЧM, bust of bearded Christ Pantocrator, facing, holding Gospels and raising his right hand in benediction.
Rev. D IЧSTINIAN[ЧS SЄRЧ ChRISTI] I?, Justinian standing, facing, wearing loros and holding cross potent on a two-stepped base, CONO[P] in exergue.
Ex Hess-Leu 45, 5/12/1970, lot 693.
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5, “brushed”, provenance noted on the label.
Published: Vilmar Numismatics, Fixed Price List I, lot 132.
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