Newp: Solidus! Post yours, too!
Ok, so this is way off my collecting path - it's an ancient coin and it's gold. But, I've been curious about the history and what these coins look like in hand. This one caught my eye.
Here's my newp:
From the reign of Maurice Tiberius (582-602), from 590-91, Carthage Mint.
Sounds like Maurice was a good general but my interest in this coin was just how well struck it is.
Now that I've got one, I'm thinking I might get some more! What is a good reference for these - hoping for something that has some history, something about the iconography of the coins.
Anyone else has a solidus to share?
My current "Box of 20"