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).
- Struck during the reign of the Emperor Constans II (a nickname for Constantine), who was Byzantine Emperor from 641-668. He became consul in 642, which made him the last Roman emperor to become consul.
- Certified as Mint State by NGC to guarantee its authenticity.
- Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5.
- Noted as clipped.
- Obverse: Shows a fully bearded Constans at center facing.
- Reverse: Features a cross potent atop three steps. Two phrases are also shown: "CONOB" which is an abbreviation of the Greek for "Byzantine coinage," and "VICTORIA AVGY."
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The coins in this listing weigh approx. 4.37 grams and may vary slightly from coin to coin.