Tiberius II was Eastern Roman emperor from 574 to 582. He rose to power in 574 when Justin II, prior to a mental breakdown, proclaimed him caesar and adopted him as his own son. In 578, the dying Justin II gave Tiberius the title of augustus, thus becoming co-emperor alongside him.
Tiberius became sole ruler less than two weeks later, assuming the regnal name of “Constantine” under which he reigned until his death.
This gorgeous gold solidus has been certified by NGC Ancients in Choice Mint State Condition with a perfect 5/5 strike and surface grade.
The obverse depicts emperor Tiberius Constantine, wearing crown and holding a large cross in his right hand and a shield decorated with horseman motif in left. On the reverse we see a cross on top of a base set on four steps; CONOB in exergue.
The coin is beautifully centered on both sides with flashy, prooflike surfaces.
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