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Justinian I, Copper, Nummus, Ravenna, 540-565

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Justinian I facing right.

Reverse

Monogram with S above and O below.

Obverse

Bust of Justinian I facing right.

Reverse

Monogram with S above and O below.

Accession number BZC.1971.25.8
Ruler Justinian I
Date of Reign 527–565
Metal Copper
Denomination Nummus
Mint Ravenna
Date 540565
Diameter 8.0 mm
Weight 0.82 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

The inscription on the obverse is illegible.

MIBE 167, no. 240 (listed as “denarius”).

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, 33, no. 139.

Acquisition History

Gift of Philip Grierson, 16 March 1971, from H. Longuet Collection