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Solidus of Justin I and Justinian

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Obverse: To left Justin, to right, Justinian, both seated facing, nimbate with trefoil ornament on heads, their hands clasped on their breasts. Left knee of Justin advanced, right knee of Justinian. DNIVSTINETIVSTINIANPPAV In exergue: CONOB Reverse: Angel facing, in tunic and pallium. In...

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Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 527

Mint

Constantinople

Accession Number

35.344

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins