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Byzantine Empire, Justinian II, 10 July 685 - Late 695 and Summer 705 - 4 November 711 A.D., Portrait of Christ
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.
SH73339. Gold solidus
, DOC II part
2,, 2nd reign, 2b; Wroth BMC
1; Morrisson BnF
1705; Hahn MIB
1415, EF, lustrous, nearly as struck, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight
4.365g, maximum diameter
20.418mm, die axis
, 2nd reign, 705 - 711 A.D.; obverse
O N IhS ChS
REX - REGNANTIYM, bust
of Christ facing, curly hair, short beard, wearing pallium
, Gospels in left, cross
IYSTINIANYS ET TIbERIYS PP A, Justinian (on left) and Tiberius
, half-length facing, each wears crown, divitision
, holding cross potent
on three steps in center; for this extraordinary type, since 2000 only 16 auction sales are recorded on Coin Archives Pro
Catalog current as of Monday, May 27, 2019.
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