BYZANTINE EMPIRE JESUS CHRIST 685-695AD JUSTINIAN II NGC AU 4x3 ANCIENT ARTIFACT
This amazing depiction of Jesus Christ on this Ancient Treasure needs to really be put into a gorgeous jewelry pendant! Great centering and you can see all the details in his hair and the top part of the Cross is still visible (most are smudged off). Overall, incredibly crisp details on this piece! Justinian II, First Reign (AD 685-695). AV solidus (19mm, 4.41 gm, 6h). NGC AU 4/5 - 3/5, edge marks. Constantinople, 5th officina, AD 692-695. IhS CRIStDS R?X-R??NANtI?M, half-length bust of Christ facing, with long hair and full beard, wearing pallium and colobium, cross behind head, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels cradled in left arm / D I?StINI-AN?-S SER? CHRIStI, full-length figure of Justinian II standing facing, wearing crown and loros, cross potent with base on two steps in right hand, akakia in left; ? in lower right field, CONO-P below. Sear 1248. Nicely centered on bright flan.