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Byzantine Empire, Justinian II, 10 July 685 - Late 695 and Summer 705 - 4 November 711 A.D.
Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear.
Superb and one of the finest style and grade specimens offered in the past few years.
The portrait on this coin was based on an icon believed by the people of the time to bear a miraculous resemblance to Christ's actual appearance.
SH21932. Gold solidus, DOC II part 2, 2a, Morrisson BnF 15/Cp/AV/8, Tolstoi 1, Ratto 1706, Hahn MIB 2a, Sommer 17.2, SBCV 1414, EF
, edges clipped, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.203g, maximum diameter 19.2mm, die axis 180o
, second reign, with Tiberius, 705 - 711 A.D.; obverse O N IhS ChS REX REGNANTIYM, bust of Christ facing, curly hair, short beard, wearing pallium and colobium, Gospels in left, cross behind head; reverse IYSTINIANYS ET TIbERIYS PP A, Justinian on left and Tiberius on right, half-length facing, each wearing crown, divitision and chlamys, holding cross potent on three steps in center; ex Glenn Woods; rare
Catalog current as of Friday, August 23, 2019.
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