Solidus with bust of Christ, struck under Justinian II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 692–695


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.30 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

35.350

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Christ facing, with cross behind head; He had long hair and a full beard, wears pallium and colobium, and raises right hand in benediction. He holds book of Gospels in left.
IHSCRISTOSREX RESNANTIVM
Reverse: Justinian, wearing crown and loros, standing, facing, holding cross potent on two steps and akakia.
DIUSTINI AN USSERUCHRISTI:(Greek letter delta)
CONO P in exergue

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

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