JUSTINIAN II GOLD SOLIDUS – IMPERIAL PORTRAIT ISSUE FROM CONSTANTINOPLE OFFICINA E – MINT STATE NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 15746)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. JUSTINIAN II, FIRST REIGN, AD 685-695
Gold solidus, 4.36 g, 19 mm, minted in Constantinople, officina E
Obv. Facing bust of Justinian II wearing a crown with cross and holding globus cruciger.
Rev. Cross potent on 3-stepped base, CONOB, officina E
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, “clipped”, super lustrous, with an attractive portrait of the devout emperor who introduced Christ’s image on coinage.