Solidus of Justinian I
Early Byzantine Period
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.45 gm. Die Axis: 5
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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
By date unknown: Henry H. Fay Collection; 1913: Gift of Henry H. Fay to MFA, May 1, 1913
Gift of Henry H. Fay