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Justinian I, Gold, Solidus, Rome, 542-546

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian I wearing helmet with diadem, cuirass, and shield. Globus cruciger in left hand. Six pellets on cuirass. 

DNIVSTINI - ΝΥSPPVC

Reverse

Standing angel with long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand.

VICTORI - ΛΛVCCCΛ

Symbol

Six-pointed star in right field.

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian I wearing helmet with diadem, cuirass, and shield. Globus cruciger in left hand. Six pellets on cuirass. 

DNIVSTINI - ΝΥSPPVC

Reverse

Standing angel with long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand.

VICTORI - ΛΛVCCCΛ

Symbol

Six-pointed star in right field.

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.2015.009
Ruler Justinian I
Date of Reign 527–565
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Rome
Date 542546
Diameter 21.0 mm
Weight 4.37 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Slight graffiti on obverse. Rough style. See DOC 1:173, no. (318b) (citing BMC 111, no. 28), and MIBE 118, no. 29. 

Acquisition History

Elsen sale 125, 13 June 2015, no. 499, from the Henri Pottier collection