5 nummi (pentanummium) of Justinian I

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 527–565


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.80 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.279

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: diademed, draped bust of Justinian I facing right.
[…] NVSPP[
Reverse: E in a circle; cross to right.

Note in Dumbarton Oaks “Probably Western”

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Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941 and 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes