Solidus of Justin II
Early Byzantine Period
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.38 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin II facing, holding globe surmounted by Victory and shield decorated with horseman-enemy motif. Victory reaches out to crown him with a wreath.
DNI VSTI NVSPPAVC
Reverse: Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding spear in right hand and globus cruciger in left.
VICTORI AVCCC Z in exergue: CONOB
By date unknown: Henry H. Fay Collection; 1913: Gift of Henry H. Fay to MFA, May 1, 1913
Gift of Henry H. Fay