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Solidus of Justinian I

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Obverse: helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing. On left shoulder, shield with horseman device. In right hand, cross on globe. Helmet has plume and diadem. DNIVSTINI ANVSPPAVC (AV ligatured) Reverse: Angel standing, facing, holding long linear staff surmounted by Chi-Rho. Star in...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Henry H. Fay Collection; 1913: Gift of Henry H. Fay to MFA, May 1, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 552–565

Mint

Ravenna

Accession Number

13.1356

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins