Solidus of Justinian I

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 545–565


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.45 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.281

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing, holding cross on globe in right hand with shield with horseman device on left shoulder.
DNIVSTINI ANVSPPAVC
Reverse: Angel standing, facing, holding long linear staff surmounted by Chi-Rho. In field at right, star.
VICTORI AAVCCCS In exergue CONOB

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941 and 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes