Solidus of Justin II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 565–578


Mint: Ravenna

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.38 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

13.1357

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin II facing, holding globe surmounted by Victory and shield decorated with horseman-enemy motif. Victory reaches out to crown him with a wreath.
DNI VSTI NVSPPAVC
Reverse: Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding spear in right hand and globus cruciger in left.
VICTORI AVCCC Z in exergue: CONOB

Provenance

By date unknown: Henry H. Fay Collection; 1913: Gift of Henry H. Fay to MFA, May 1, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay