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Solidus of Justinian I

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Obverse: helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing, holding cross on globe in right hand with shield with horseman device on left shoulder. DNIVSTINI ANVSPPAVC Reverse: Angel standing, facing, holding long linear staff surmounted by Chi-Rho. In field at right, star. VICTORI AAVCCCS ...

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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. 545–565



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The Ancient World


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