Solidus with bust of Christ, struck under Justinian II
Early Byzantine Period
Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.30 gm. Die Axis: 7
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)