7th century gold from the Byzantine Empire!
This gold Solidus is from the reign of the emperor Heraclus (610 - 641 AD), approx. 4.3g., Constantinople mint. Heraclius was one of the greatest Byzantine emperors and founder of the Heraclian dynasty.
Obverse: Facing busts of Heraclius (center), flanked by his sons, Heraklonas & Heraclius Constantine.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGY Cross potent on three steps, K in right field. CONOB below. Officinae E.
Graded Choice Extra fine by NGC with strike and surface ratings of 4/5.
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|Metal Content:||0.138 troy oz|