1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 705 - 711

1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 705 - 711

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus coin, Justinian II (second reign)
Byzantine Empire, 705 - 711
Obverse Image: Bust of Christ facing, with Cross behind head. He has curly hair and a close beard wearing pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction. He holds Gospels in left hand.
Obverse Text: DN / IhS / ChS / REX / REGNANTIUM
Reverse Image: Half-length figures of Justinian and Tiberius facing, each wearing crown, divitision and chlamys, they hold between them one cross potent on two steps.
Reverse Text: Text: IUSTINIANUS / ET / TIbERIUS / PP
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Object Name
date made
705 - 711
Justinian II Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Byzantium
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.15 cm x 2.04 cm; 1/16 in x 13/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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