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Solidus with bust of Christ, struck under Justinian II, 2nd reign

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Obverse: bust of Christ facing with cross behind head; He has curly hair and a close beard, wears pallium and colobium, and raises right hand in benediction. He holds book of Gospels in left hand. DNIHSCHSREX REGNANTIUM Reverse: bust of Justinian facing with short beard, wearing crown and loros,...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 705

Mint

Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.304

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins