LEO VI THE WISE & CONSTANTINE VII GOLD SOLDIUS – SELDOM ENCOUNTERED TYPE – XF NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 13385)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. LEO VI (THE WISE)) & CONSTANTINE VII (AD 886-912)
Gold solidus, 4.36 g., 20 mm., struck AD 908-912.
Obv. Christ enthroned, facing, holding the Gospels and raising his right hand in benediction.
Rev Facing figures of Leo and Constantine, each crowned and holding a globus cruciger and patriarchal cross between them.
SB 1725. DOC 2.
NGC graded XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, “ex jewelry”, a rare Byzantine coin missing from most collections.