JUSTINIAN II FIRST REIGN GOLD SOLIDUS - FIRST NUMISMATIC PORTRAIT OF CHRIST ON COINAGE - MINT STATE NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 14560)

Ancient Coins - JUSTINIAN II FIRST REIGN GOLD SOLIDUS - FIRST NUMISMATIC PORTRAIT OF CHRIST ON COINAGE - MINT STATE  NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 14560)
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE. JUSTINIAN II, FIRST REIGN, AD 685-695
Gold solidus, 4.48 g., 19 mm., minted in Constantinople.
Obv. Facing bust of bearded Christ Pantokrator, holding Gospels and with his right hand raised in benediction.
Rev. Justinian standing, facing, wearing loros and holding cross potent on a two-stepped base.
Sear 1248.
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5.
The introduction of the depiction of Jesus Christ on Byzantine coins takes place under Justinian II, whose rule is separated into two distinct periods, before and after his exile from Constantinople. During Justinian's "First Reign" Christ appears for the first time on coinage, shown as a bearded man with the traits of a classical philosopher, accompanied by the legend "Rex Regnantium" ("King of Kings"). The great French numismatist Lacam has referred to this bearded portrait as the "Christ of the Ascension and Redemption."
Ancient Coins - JUSTINIAN II FIRST REIGN GOLD SOLIDUS - FIRST NUMISMATIC PORTRAIT OF CHRIST ON COINAGE - MINT STATE  NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 14560)
Ancient Coins - JUSTINIAN II FIRST REIGN GOLD SOLIDUS - FIRST NUMISMATIC PORTRAIT OF CHRIST ON COINAGE - MINT STATE  NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 14560)
Ancient Coins - JUSTINIAN II FIRST REIGN GOLD SOLIDUS - FIRST NUMISMATIC PORTRAIT OF CHRIST ON COINAGE - MINT STATE  NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 14560)
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