Solidus with bust of Christ, struck under Justinian II, 2nd reign
Early Byzantine Period
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.46 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: bust of Christ facing with cross behind head; He has curly hair and a close beard, wears pallium and colobium, and raises right hand in benediction. He holds book of Gospels in left hand.
Reverse: bust of Justinian facing with short beard, wearing crown and loros, and holding cross potent on three steps in right hand, and patriarchal cross on glove inscribed PAX in left.
DNIVS TINIA NUSMULTUSAN
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
Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes