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Justin I, Silver, Light Miliarense, Thessalonike, 518-527

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Justin I facing right with diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum.

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Reverse

Emperor in military costume standing facing left with labarum in right hand and shield in left hand.

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Symbol

Six-pointed star in right field.

Exergue

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Obverse

Bust of Justin I facing right with diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum.

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Reverse

Emperor in military costume standing facing left with labarum in right hand and shield in left hand.

GLORORV-STERR

Symbol

Six-pointed star in right field.

Exergue

THSOB

Accession number BZC.2001.28
Ruler Justin I
Date of Reign 518–527
Metal Silver
Denomination Light Miliarense
Mint Thessalonike
Date 518527
Diameter 24.0 mm
Weight 3.74 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Missing in DOC and MIB. Specimen from Lanz 123, May 2005, no. 985, illustrated and cited in MIBEC 209, no. N10, plate 40. On the coin illustrated in MIBEC, the reverse figure is clearly that of the emperor in military costume, not the blundered image on this coin.

Acquisition History

From Baldwin’s, July 2001