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1 Semissis, Byzantine Empire, 518 - 527

1 Semissis, Byzantine Empire, 518 - 527

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Description (Brief)
One (1) semissis coin, Justin I
Byzantine Empire, 518 - 527
Obverse Image: Right facing portrait of Justin I wearing a diadem, draped.
Obverse Text: DN / IVSTIVUS/ P/ P/ AVG
Reverse Image: Victory seated facing right, inscribing XXXX on a shield set on her knee. To her left there is a star, to her right a Christogram.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
518 - 527
Justin I Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Byzantine Empire
Turkey: ─░stanbul province, Constantinople
Associated Place
Turkey: Hatay, Antioch
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.09 cm x 1.84 cm; 1/32 in x 23/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
Byzantine Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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