Solidus of Justinian I

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 545–565


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.341

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing, and shield.
DNIVSTINI ANVSPPAVC
Reverse: Angel standing, facing, holding long linear staff surmounted by Chi-Rho.
VICTORI AAVCCC theta In exergue: CONOB

Provenance

By date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

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