Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.50 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis, 545-565. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and with a shield, decorated with a horseman spearing a fallen foe, over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG Θ / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long linear staff surmounted by staurogram in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; in field to right, star. DOC 9i. MIB 7. SB 140. Struck from slightly worn dies and the flan slightly wavy, otherwise, extremely fine.
From the collection of Dipl.-Ing. Adrian Lang, privately acquired in the early 2000s.