Solidus of Justinian I

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 552–565


Mint: Ravenna

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.45 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

13.1356

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing. On left shoulder, shield with horseman device. In right hand, cross on globe. Helmet has plume and diadem.
DNIVSTINI ANVSPPAVC (AV ligatured)
Reverse: Angel standing, facing, holding long linear staff surmounted by Chi-Rho. Star in field at right.
VICTORI AACCCgamma In exergue CONOB

B in CONOB malformed and obscure

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