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Solidus with bust of Christ, struck under Justinian II

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Obverse: Bust of Christ facing, with cross behind head; He had long hair and a full beard, wears pallium and colobium, and raises right hand in benediction. He holds book of Gospels in left. IHS CRISTOSREX RESNANTIVM Reverse: Justinian, wearing crown and loros, standing, facing, holding cross...

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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. 692–695

Mint

Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.30 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

35.350

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins