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Justinian I, Gold, Solidus, Rome, 537-542

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian I in helmet with plume, diadem with trefoil ornament on front, and cuirass decorated with four pellets. Globus cruciger in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder.

DNIVSTINI-NVSPPVC

Reverse

Frontal view of angel standing in tunic and pallium holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand.

VICTORI–VCCC

Symbol

Nine-pointed star in right field.

Exergue

ROMOB

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian I in helmet with plume, diadem with trefoil ornament on front, and cuirass decorated with four pellets. Globus cruciger in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder.

DNIVSTINI-NVSPPVC

Reverse

Frontal view of angel standing in tunic and pallium holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand.

VICTORI–VCCC

Symbol

Nine-pointed star in right field.

Exergue

ROMOB

Accession number BZC.1969.10
Catalogue ID as DOC 1:173, no. (319)
Ruler Justinian I
Date of Reign 527–565
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Rome
Date 537542
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 4.46 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

As DOC 1:173, no. (319), citing the Berlin specimen with different dies.

MIBE 118, no. 28 (citing this coin as DO [n.a.]).

Acquisition History

Purchased from the Hess-Bank Leu Sale (Lucerne), 25 April 1969, lot 736