Mint State Byzantine Gold!
This Gold Solidus of was struck during the reign of Tiberius II Constantine, who was Byzantine Emperor from 574-582 AD. On the whole he was regarded as a good emperor who tried to improve the empire. During his reign he spent a good deal of money on building projects, most notably the continued expansion of the Great Palace of Constantinople.
The approximate specifications of this coin are: 4.5g x 22mm. Obverse: Bust of Tiberius facing forward. D. M TIB CONSTANT PP AVG I.
Reverse: Cross potent on four steps. VICTORIA AVGGI offfficinae Theta. CONOB: Constantinople Mint.
This example has been graded Mint State by NGC with Strike and Surface ratings of 3/5 & 2/5 respectively.