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Half siliqua of Justinian I

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Obverse: bust right, with diadem, cuirass and paludamentum. DNIVSTIN[I] [A]NVPP[AC] Reverse: Chi-Rho in a linear circle surrounded by a wreath. A to right of cross, [Greek letter?] to left.


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. 527–565


Carthage, .

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The Ancient World


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