Solidus of Justinian II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 686–687


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.32 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.305

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: bust of Justinian II facing, with slight beard indicated by a row of dots around the face.
IUSTINIA NUSPEAV
Reverse: cross potent on three steps.
VICTORIA [A]UGUA(?) CONOB in exergue

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