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5 nummi (pentanummium) of Justinian I

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Obverse: diademed, draped bust of Justinian I facing right. [. . .] NVSPP[ Reverse: E in a circle; cross to right. Note in Dumbarton Oaks "Probably Western" ,

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 527–565

Mint

Constantinople

Accession Number

65.279

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins