Solidus of Justin II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 565–578


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.03 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.345

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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

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)