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    Justinian II, first reign (AD 685-695). AV solidus (20mm, 4.48 gm, 7h). NGC MS 5/5 - 5/5. Constantinople, 9th officina, AD 692-695. IhS CRISΤDS RЄX-RЄΣNANΤIЧM, facing half-length bust of Christ with long hair and full beard, wearing pallium and colobium, cross behind head, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels cradled in left arm / D IЧSTINI-AN-ЧS SERЧ CHRISΤI Θ, full-length figure of Justinian II standing facing, wearing crown and loros, cross potent on steps in right hand and akakia in left; CON-O-P below. Sear 1248. DOC 2, Part 2, 7g.1. MIB 8. Bright and flashy, this mint state example has excellent centering and nearly full legends. A very handsome specimen of this first type with Jesus's portrait on flashy, lustrous surfaces.

    From the Collection of A Scottish Gentleman. Ex Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection (Heritage Auctions, Long Beach Expo 3035, 3-10 September 2014), lot 29472; Spink & Sons (London, November 1989), lot 97.


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