Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.49 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis, 542-565. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG Pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and with a shield, decorated with horseman attacking a fallen foe, over his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORI-A AVGGG I / 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 9j. MIBE 7. SB 140. Lustrous and perfectly centered on a broad flan. Virtually as struck.
From a European collection, formed before 2005.