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Solidus of Romuald II in name of Justinian II

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Obverse: bust facing with short beard, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger DNVST VVPPETV Reverse: cross potent on three steps; R in left field. CONOB in exergue VICTORIA AVGVS. (S retrograde) Imitates solidus of first reign of Justinian II.

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. 706–731

Mint

Beneventum

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 3.94 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.284

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins