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Solidus of Justinian II

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Obverse: bust of Justinian II facing, with slight beard indicated by a row of dots around the face. IUSTINIA NUSPEAV Reverse: cross potent on three steps. VICTORIA [A]UGUA(?) CONOB in exergue

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. 686–687

Mint

Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.32 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.305

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins