★ Rare and Beautiful Coin!!! ★
JOHN I TZIMISCES (969-976 AD). AV Solidus, Constantinopolis.
Obv. +IhSXISReX ReGNANTIhM, Nimbate bust of Christ facing, raising hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels.
Rev. ΘeOTOC-bOHΘ'IWdeSP, Facing bust of John on left, holding patriarchal cross, manus Dei above his head, crowned by bust of Virgin facing on right.
Weight: 4.4 gr
Diameter: 21 mm