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Justinus II, Gold Solidus

Price £600

Justinus II, Gold Solidus

Justinus II (A.D. 565-578), Gold Solidus, minted at Alexandria. ON IVSTI-NVS PP AVI, facing bust of emperor, helmeted and cuirassed, holding a globus surrounded by victory, rev. VICTORI-A AVCCC I, Constantinopolis seated facing right, holding a spear and globus cruicger, a small rho-headed cross on left, •CONOB• in exergue, 4.51g., 7h ( S 347A; MIB 14).

Slight obverse striking weakness, otherwise extremely fine and very rare.