This Gold Solidus was issued by the Byzantine Empire which formed out of the eastern half of the Roman Empire after the latters collapse. The name was derived from its capital city Byzantium, which later became Constantinople (modern day Istanbul).
- The coins in this listing will each weigh approx. 4.47 grams.
- This example has been certified MS by NGC. Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5.
- Obverse: Depicts a fully bearded Constans at center facing.
- Reverse: Features a cross potent atop three steps and shows two phrases "CONOB" which is an abbreviation of the Greek for "Byzantine coinage," and "VICTORIA AVGY."
This coin was struck during the joint reign of the Emperors Constans II (a nickname for Constantine), who was also known as Contantine the Bearded, was Byzantine Emperor from 641-668. He became consul in 642, which made him the last Roman emperor to become consul.
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