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Justin I, Gold, Solidus, Thessalonike, 518-522

 
 

Obverse

Three-quarter view bust of Justin I facing right with spear and shield. Helmet with diadem and pendants. No ornament on breastplate.

DNIVSTI-NVSPPVC

Reverse

Victory standing facing left with long cross in right hand.

VICTORI-VCCC

Symbol

Six-pointed star in left and right fields.

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Three-quarter view bust of Justin I facing right with spear and shield. Helmet with diadem and pendants. No ornament on breastplate.

DNIVSTI-NVSPPVC

Reverse

Victory standing facing left with long cross in right hand.

VICTORI-VCCC

Symbol

Six-pointed star in left and right fields.

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.2013.029
Ruler Justin I
Date of Reign 518–527
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Thessalonike
Date 518522
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 4.42 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

The star in the left field on the coin’s reverse has been partially erased.

MIBE 95, no. 6.

D. M. Metcalf, “Minting of Gold Coinage at Thessalonica in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries and the Gold Currency of Illyricum and Dalmatia,” 100, no. 277 (citing Hajducka Vodenica hoard, 8).

Acquisition History

Numismatica Ars Classica (Zurich), auction 75, 18 November 2013, no. 458