Justinian I, 527-565. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.49 g, 7 h), Constantinopolis, 527-538. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing slightly to right, holding spear in his right hand and shield, decorated with cavalryman on horseback, with his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG [officina letter] / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long linear cross with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left; in field to right, star. DOC 3. MIB 5. SB 137. Lustrous and clear. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.
From the Maggiore Collection, formed in the late 1970s to early 2000s.