JUSTINIAN II GOLD SOLIDUS – IMPERIAL PORTRAIT ISSUE OF MAN WHO FIRST PLACED CHRIST ON COINAGE – MINT STATE NGC GRADED BYZANTINE GOLD COIN (Inv. 15606)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. JUSTINIAN II, FIRST REIGN, AD 685-695
Gold solidus, 4.37 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 I ?
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, “clipped”, “edge cut” with an attractive portrait of the devout emperor who introduced Christ’s image on coinage.