JUSTINIAN I AV SOLIDUS, 527 - 565 C.E.
DOC 9f, MIB 7, Sear 140, Choice Extremely Fine, 20.7mm, 4.49 grams, Constantinople mint
Obverse: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI around helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand, and shield, decorated with rider on horseback, in his left
Reverse: Angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by staurogram with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left, star in right field, VICTORIA AVGGG S around, CONOB in exergue
Lines in inner obverse field are original mint striations from striking and not scratches. A beautiful, lustrous example and nearly mint!