Gold Solidus - Eastern Roman/Byzantine - Struck 565-567 AD
Ruler: Justin II (565-578 AD)
Obv: Helmeted facing bust of Justin II holding Victory
Rev: Constanopolis seated, holding globe with cross
Mint: Constantinople. Lustrous, Extremely fine. Sear-B348 - 21mm, 4.44gm
Justin II was Byzantine Emperor from 565 to 578 AD. He was the husband of Sophia, nephew of Justinian I and the late Empress Theodora, and was therefore a member of the Justinian Dynasty.
His reign is marked by war with Persia and the loss of the greater part of Italy. He presented the Cross of Justin II to Saint Peter's, Rome.