Byzantine Empire, Justin II AV Solidus Constantinople Mint, 565-578 AD, NGC Gem MS 5/5

Justin II (AD 565-578). AV solidus (21mm, 4.48 gm). Constantinople, AD 567-578. DN I-VSTI-NVS PP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Justin facing, holding in right hand small figure of Victory holding wreath on globe, and on left arm with horseman motif / VICTORI-A AVCCC, Constantinopolis seated facing, head turned right, holding spear and globus cruciger, H//CONOB. Sear 345. DOC 4g. NGC Gem MS 5/5 – 5/5

A true Gem solidus, only slightly less well-struck-up than a recent Heritage auction coin (NGC graded both coins identically) which sold for $1,762.50. This coin is a steal at our low pricing.

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