Byzantine Gold Constans II, Constant. IV Ch AU NGC (654-668 AD)
|Metal Content:||0.14 troy oz|
Well preserved ancient coin from the Byzantine Empire!
This Gold Solidus is from the joint reign of the Emperors Constans II and Constantine IV (A.D. 654-668). Constans II, 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. Constans II reigned jointly with his son Constantine IV from 654-668, and this coin was issued during that time.
The obverse shows a fully bearded Constans at left, with Constantine next to him. The reverse features a cross potent atop three steps. Two phrases are also shown on the reverse: "CONOB" which is an abbreviation of the Greek for "Byzantine coinage," and "VICTORIA AVGY."
This Gold coin weighs 4.33 grams. This example has been certified Choice AU by NGC. It is rated 5/5 strike and 3/5 surface.