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    'Young Christ' Portrayed

    Justinian II, second reign (AD 705-711), with Tiberius. AV solidus (20mm, 4.39 gm, 6h).  Constantinople, AD 708-711. ?N IhS ChS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM, facing bust of Christ, with short beard and tight, curly hair, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in left arm, cross behind head / ?N IЧSTINIAN-ЧS ЄT TIbЄRIЧS P P A, crowned half-length facing busts of Justinian II (on left), and Tiberius, each wearing chlamys pinned at right shoulder and holding between them cross potent on two steps.  Sear 1414. DO 2a. MIB 2a. Well centered and sharply struck. Matte surfaces overall. Noted as lightly clipped (although at 4.39 grams the piece is well within the normal weight range for this type). NGC MS 5/5 - 3/5.clipped

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