Solidus of Justin I and Justinian

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 527


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.41 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.344

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: To left Justin, to right, Justinian, both seated facing, nimbate with trefoil ornament on heads, their hands clasped on their breasts. Left knee of Justin advanced, right knee of Justinian.
DNIVSTINETIVSTINIANPPAV In exergue: CONOB
Reverse: Angel facing, in tunic and pallium. In right hand, long cross; in left, globus cruciger. In field right, star. In exergue: CONOB
VICTORI AAVCCC (followed by Greek letter theta)

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)