Really high grade for this type of coin and rare in this condition.
Unusual facing bust of Christ on Obverse
A really well struck coin nicely centred and good clear legends throughout.

John I Tzimices. Gold Solidus (4.40 g), 969-976. Constantinople.

Obverse - Bust of Christ facing, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels.

Reverse - Bust of John I on left, wearing short beard and loros, holding patriarchal cross, with pellet on shaft, being crowned by the Theotokos.

Very Rare this choice. Well struck and lustrous with complete legends. Nearly Mint State.


John I Gold Solidus Christ - EF+

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