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Materials: Ancient Genuine 24k Gold Coin, 18k Gold (Chain)
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Authentic mint condition ancient Byzantine coin. BYZANTINE EMPIRE. JUSTINIAN I, AD 527-565.
Gold Solidus, (4.43 g), 19 mm, Constantinople, 8th officina, minted AD 545-565.
Obv.: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian, facing, holding globus cruciger and shield.m
Reverse: VICTORIA - Nike / Athena
The coin has a depiction of then the current emperor of Byzantium, Justinian I, also known as Justinian the Great, was the Byzantine emperor from 527 to 565. His reign is marked by the ambitious but only partly realized renovatio imperii, or "restoration of the Empire". This ambition was expressed by the partial recovery of the territories of the defunct Western Roman Empire.
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