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Justin II, Gold, Solidus, Thessalonike, 565-578

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justin II with cuirass and helmet with diadem and pendilia. Globe surmounted by Victory figure in right hand.

DNI-VSTI-NVSPPVI

Reverse

Constantinopolis seated facing right. Globus cruciger in left hand, spear in right hand.

VICTORI-[]VCCC

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justin II with cuirass and helmet with diadem and pendilia. Globe surmounted by Victory figure in right hand.

DNI-VSTI-NVSPPVI

Reverse

Constantinopolis seated facing right. Globus cruciger in left hand, spear in right hand.

VICTORI-[]VCCC

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.2002.4
Ruler Justin II
Date of Reign 565–578
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Thessalonike
Date 565578
Diameter 23.0 mm
Weight 4.35 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Cf. DOC 1:220, no. 61.

MIBEC 83, no. 16 (similar).

W. R. O. Hahn and M. E. Metcalf, Studies in Early Byzantine Gold Coinage, 103, no. 392 (same dies).

Acquisition History

From A. H. Baldwin’s stock, 23 March 2002