D IuSTINIANuS SERu ChRISTI / CONOP Justinian II, crowned, bearded and wearing loros, standing facing, holding cross potent on base and two steps in his right hand and akakia in his left. The first ancient coin with the Jesus Christ portrait ever issued. Justinian II (Greek: , Ioustinianos II ; Latin: Flavius Iustinianus Augustus ; 668 - 11 December 711), surnamed the Rhinotmetos or Rhinotmetus (, "the slit-nosed"), was the last Byzantine Emperor of the Heraclian Dynasty, reigning from 685 to 695 and again from 705 to 711.
Justinian II was an ambitious and passionate ruler who was keen to restore the Roman Empire to its former glories, but he responded poorly to any opposition to his will and lacked the finesse of his father, Constantine IV. His second reign was even more despotic than the first, and it too saw his eventual overthrow in 711, abandoned by his army who turned on him before killing him. The item "JUSTINIAN II 1st JESUS CHRIST Portrait Ancient Byzantine Original Gold Coin NGC" is in sale since Saturday, May 11, 2019.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Byzantine (300-1400 AD)". The seller is "victoram" and is located in Forest Hills, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.