JUSTINIAN II GOLD SOLIDUS – IMPERIAL PORTRAIT ISSUE OF MAN WHO FIRST PLACED CHRIST ON COINAGE – MINT STATE NGC GRADED BYZANTINE GOLD COIN (Inv. 15605)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. JUSTINIAN II, FIRST REIGN, AD 685-695
Gold solidus, 4.38 g, 20 mm., minted in Constantinople.
Obv. Facing bust of Justinian II wearing a crown with cross and holding globus cruciger.
Rev. Cross potent on 3-stepped base, officina Θ
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, “die shift”, “clipped”, with an attractive portrait of the devout emperor who introduced Christ’s image on coinage.