Solidus of Justin II
Early Byzantine Period
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.03 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin II facing, holding in right hand globe surmounted by Victory who reaches out to crown him. At left shoulder shield decorated with horseman-enemy motif.
DNI VSTI NVSPPAV
Reverse: Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding spear in right hand and globus cruciger in left.
VICTORI AVCCC E in exergue: CONOB
By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)