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Romuald II, Gold, Solidus, Imitation, Benevento, 706-731

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian II, bearded, wearing cloak and holding globus cruciger in right hand. Pearl border.

DNIVSTINIANVSPEAVC

Reverse

Cross potent on three steps. R in left field. Pearl border.

VICTORI VGVST

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian II, bearded, wearing cloak and holding globus cruciger in right hand. Pearl border.

DNIVSTINIANVSPEAVC

Reverse

Cross potent on three steps. R in left field. Pearl border.

VICTORI VGVST

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.1948.17.3890
Ruler Romuald II
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Benevento
Date 706731
Diameter 21.0 mm
Weight 4.16 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

A solidus struck in Benevento by Romuald II in imitation of Justinian II.

M. Cagiati, La zecca di Benevento, 12ff, nos. 1ff.

P. Grierson and M. Blackburn, Medieval European Coinage 1: no. 1087.

W. W. Wroth, Catalogue of the Coins of the Vandals, Ostrogoths and Lombards: And of the Empires of Thessalonica, Nicaea and Trebizond in the British Museum, 156, nos. 1ff.

Acquisition History

Acquired from estate of Hayford Peirce, 1948