527-565 AD Justinian I Gold Solidus CGS 45. Flavius Anicius Justinianus, nephew of Emperor Justin, was born in 482 or 483 A. Although of obscure parentage, and indeed slave-born, he shared the success of his maternal uncle, Justin, being invited at an early age to Constantinople.When his uncle assumed the purple, in 518, he appointed Justinian commander-in-chief of the army of Asia. In 521, he was named consul, and during the remaining years of the reign of his uncle he continued to exercise great influence. In 527 Justinian was proclaimed sole emperor, and crowned along with his wife, the famous Theodora his actress wife. His reign, which extends over thirty-eight years, is the most brilliant in the history of the late empire.
Under the direction of his generals, and especially of the celebrated Narses and Belisarius, his reign may be said to have restored the Roman Empire, at least in outward appearance, to its ancient limits, and to have reunited the East and the West under a single rule. 527-565 AD Justinian I Gold Soldius LCGS 45. Graded extremely fine with lustre by Balwins of St James coin auctions. Reverse dent above the O of CONOB.Obv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVC. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield. Rev: VICTORIA AVCCC (officina letter), Victory standing facing, holding long cross and globe; star in right field. LCGS rigorously checks the authenticity and they will not encapsulate any coins if they have any doubt as to its authenticity, so buyers of coins encapsulated by LCGS can rest assured that a professional third party company has authenticated the coin and graded it independently. Hence a LCGS encapsulated coin could be a safer investment than a raw uncertified coin. Check out my investment coins in my shop. 222AD Severus Alexander GVF Denarius. 250AD GF Antoniniani Trajanus Decius CGS 30. 207 AD AEF/EF Julia Domna Ancient Roman Silver Denarius. 193AD Severus Roman Denarius NGC Ch VF. 73 AD Dupondius of Domitian as Caesar. 582 AD EF Maurice Tiberius Roman Byzantine Empire Gold Solidus Sear 477. 253-268 AD Mint State Gallienus Antoninianus. 1029 - 1035 EF King Cnut Silver Penny CGS 60.
The CGS population report is correct when this coin was originally listed, it may become out of date as CGS grade new coins. The item "527-565 AD Justinian I Gold Solidus Coin Eastern Roman Empire CGS 45" is in sale since Thursday, June 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\Ancient\Byzantine". The seller is "goldguineas" and is located in Devon.
This item can be shipped worldwide.James Auction 16 17/4/2018 Lot 82