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Tremissis of Justinian I

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Obverse: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right. DNIVSTINI PPAVC Reverse: Victory advancing right, holding wreath and globus cruciger; to right, star. VICTORIAAVGVSTORVM in exergue: CONOB

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. 527–565

Mint

Syracuse?

Accession Number

35.371

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins