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Solidus of Justinian I

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Obverse: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing, and shield. DNIVSTINI ANVSPPAVC Reverse: Angel standing, facing, holding long linear staff surmounted by Chi-Rho. VICTORI AAVCCC theta In exergue: CONOB

Provenance

By date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 545–565

Mint

Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.341

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins