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40 nummi (follis) of Justin I

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Obverse: draped, diademed, and cuirassed bust of Justin I to right. DNIVST[I] [NVS]PPAU Reverse: M to left: star to right: cross above: cross below: gamma in exergue [CON]?


By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941 and 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

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Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 518–527


Constantinople ?

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The Ancient World


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