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Solidus of Justin II

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Obverse: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin II facing, holding globe surmounted by Victory and shield decorated with horseman-enemy motif. Victory reaches out to crown him with a wreath. DNI VSTI NVSPPAVC Reverse: Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding spear in right hand and...

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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. 565–578

Mint

Ravenna

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.38 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

13.1357

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins