PHILIPPICUS BARDANES GOLD SOLIDUS, NGC MS

PHILIPPICUS BARDANES GOLD SOLIDUS, NGC MS

Code: 10694

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Philippicus Bardanes, (711-713), Gold Solidus
Constantinopolis mint
Obverse: facing bust, with short beard, wearing loros and crown with cross on circlet, holding globe cruciger in his right hand, eagle-topped sceptre in left. 
Reverse: VICTORIA - AVGYE, cross potent on base and three steps, CONOB in exergue.
 DOC 667, 1b; MIB III, 276, 1; Sear 1447.
4.47 grams, 19 mm in diameter.
Mint state, lustrous with a superb portrait, rare.

Has been graded and slabbed by NGC as MS, Strike: 4/5, Surface: 3/5.
NGC Certification number: 6319860-003.